Karl Geiger went top of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup today ©Getty Images

Karl Geiger won his third event of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup season today at Titisee-Neustadt in Germany to go top of the men's overall standings.

The German recorded the 11th individual World Cup win of his career after scoring a combined 288.3 points across two jumps.

His 132 and 141 metres efforts were second and first in their respective rounds on the Hochfirstschanze.

Anže Lanišek of Slovenia pulled off two identical 134.5m jumps to claim the silver medal with 283.1 points while Germany's Markus Eisenbichler came third on 273.9 points.

Ryōyū Kobayashi forfeited his place atop the season rankings after finishing fifth with 269.9 points.

He is now on 986 points overall to Geiger's 997, with Geiger just the fourth German man in history to claim an individual win at Titisee-Neustadt.

The event makes up for the cancelled leg in Sapporo in Japan which was supposed to take place from January 21 to 23 but was abandoned due to increasing COVID-19 concerns.

Geiger's other triumphs in the 2021-2022 season came at Nizhny Tagil in Russia in November and in the Swiss resort of Engelberg last month.

He has tussled with Kobayashi for pole position throughout the year and has regained the lead for the first time since December 29 after five competitions.

Prior to that he held it from the start of the season on November 20.

Athletes will remain in Titisee-Neustadt for another large hill event tomorrow as part of the double-header.