Norway's Halvor Egner Granerud earned a fourth consecutive men's Ski Jumping World Cup win ©Getty Images

Norway's Halvor Egner Granerud won his fourth consecutive men's International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup on the large hill in Willingen, while Yuki Ito led a Japanese podium sweep in the women's event.

Yellow bib holder Granerud comfortably won the men's competition, clinching a double in the German resort to add to his two wins in Kulm Mitterndorf.

He set the standard with 147.5 metres to score 140.4 on his first jump, and followed it with 132.6 from 142.0m to seal victory with 273.0 points on the Mühlenkopfschanze hill.

His compatriot Daniel Andre Tande was second at the halfway stage with 129.8 points from 141.5m, but ranked only fifth in the second jump with 119.4 from 137.0m.

Tande ranked third with 249.2.

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics normal hill champion and large hill silver medallist Ryōyū Kobayashi of Japan ranked second on 252.3.

He was seventh on 114.1 after a 134.5m on his first jump, but top scored on the second with 138.2 from 145.5m.

Granerud extended his lead on the World Cup with 1,516 points to the 1,278 of Poland's Dawid Kubacki, who suffered a major blow to his Crystal Globe hopes after placing 17th with 206.0.

In the women's event, Ito earned her first World Cup victory since March 2017.

Finland's Jenny Rautionaho would have led at the halfway stage with a 128.5m jump, but suffered a serious fall when landing and had to be carried away on a stretcher.

Ito instead led after the first jump with a 137.0m effort, yielding 126.6 points.

That gave her a lead of more than six points over compatriot Sara Takanashi, who notched 120.3 from 133.0m.

Nozomi Maruyama of Japan was fourth at the midway point, but applied pressure on Ito with a 136.5m second jump to score 114.1 and finish on 229.0.

Yuki Ito, centre, led a Japanese podium sweep of the women's large hill event in Willingen ©Getty Images
Yuki Ito, centre, led a Japanese podium sweep of the women's large hill event in Willingen ©Getty Images

Ito responded with a 135.5m jump to score 106.7 and finish with a winning total of 233.3.

Maruyama placed second, with Takanashi third after 102.3 on her final jump of 133.0m which earned a total of 222.6.

World Cup leader Eva Pinkelnig of Austria placed 13th with 172.3 from jumps of 113.0m and 121.5m, and yesterday's winner Katharina Althaus of Germany was eighth overall with 194.4 from 125.0m and 118.0m.

Pinkelnig has 1,142 points for the season, with Althaus in second closing the gap on 1,003.

The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup is set to continue next weekend, with Hinzenbach in Austria hosting a normal hill women's double header on Friday (February 10) and Saturday (February 11) and Lake Placid in the United States staging two large hill men's events on Saturday and Sunday (February 12).