Stefan Lahti won his second consecutive title at the Ski Jumping World Cup in Lahti ©Getty Images

Stefan Kraft has retained his International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup crown in Lahti, Finland.

The Austrian scored an unbeatable 283.1 to finish comfortably in first place whilst Norway’s Halvor Egner Granerud took silver and Poland’s Piotr Żyła won bronze.

Granerud, who won silver at the 2021 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, nudged in front of Żyła by the bare minimum with a total of 268.2 in contrast to the Polish jumper's 268.0.

Germany’s Markus Eisenbichler, who won bronze in the individual event in 2017, was even closer to securing a podium after scoring 267.9.

In fifth, with a total of 267.5, was compatriot Karl Geiger - a three-times Olympic medallist.

Outside of the top five were Austria’s Ulrich Wohlgenannt on 263.0 in sixth, Japan’s Ryoyu Kobayashi on 261.2 in seventh and Slovenia’s Peter Prevc on 258.5 in eighth.

Peter’s brother Cene finished a place below with 256.3 and Switzerland’s Gregor Deschwanden matched his score to come 10th.

The main event saw all 68 competitors take to the long hill due to the qualification stage being cancelled for heavy snowfall.