Norway's Marius Lindvik won the men's Ski Jumping World Cup contest in Willingen to move within seven points of the overall top three ©Getty Images

Karl Geiger earned back the yellow bib from Ryōyū Kobayashi in the final men's Ski Jumping World Cup before the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, but it was Marius Lindvik who won the second event of the weekend in Willingen.

Japan's Kobayashi came out on top in yesterday's individual World Cup on the Mühlenkopfschanze large hill, when only one round took place because of gusty winds.

Competition was completed in full today, with Norway's Lindvik scoring 116.6 and 127.2 points from jumps of 140.0 metres and 144.5m for a total score of 243.8.

That earned him his third World Cup win since the turn of the year, with the German Geiger recovering from yesterday's disappointing 19th-place finish to score 238.7 from his two jumps and earn second place.

Cene Prevc of Slovenia finished on the podium for the first time as he notched 235.6, beating fourth-placed Kobayashi by 0.9 points.

Norwegian Halvor Egner Granerud was fifth with 234.3.

The margins are incredibly tight at the top, with just three points separating overall World Cup leader Geiger and Kobayashi.

In the race for third, Granerud's advantage over Lindvik was cut to seven points.

The women's World Cup circuit was rocked by the news that yesterday's winner Marita Kramer, also the favourite to clinch the crystal globe, had tested positive for COVID-19 with Beijing 2022 fast approaching, and the entire Austrian contingent opted to return home from Germany.

Competition was again halted by the jury after one round because of the wind, with Slovenia's Nika Križnar earning a second World Cup victory of the season.

She scored 131.6 from a 151.0m jump, beating home favourite Katharina Althaus, who had to settle for second place for the second day running with her total of 126.0.

This event also featured a debutant on the podium, with Russia's Aleksandra Kustova notching 115.8.

France's Joséphine Pagnier was fourth with 98.2, followed by Slovenian duo Ema Klinec and Urša Bogataj on 96.0 and 91.2, respectively.

Kramer leads the way on 870 points for the season, with Althaus second with 698.

They are followed by three Slovenians in Bogataj, Klinec and Križnar, who have 601, 575 and 561, respectively.

Ski jumping training at Beijing 2022 is scheduled to begin on Thursday (February 3), with action concluding on February 14.

The women's World Cup circuit is set to resume in Hinzenbach from February 25 to 27, and the men's in Lahti on the same dates.