Norwegian ski jumper Roar Ljoekelsoey has successfully defended his title at the Ski Flying World Championships in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria.

Ljoekelsoey finished with two faultless jumps of 190 and 207.5 meters for a total of 788 points. Austrian Andreas Widhoelzl was second (762.4 points) with compatriot Thomas Morgenstern third (752.2 points).

The Norwegian also won the gold medal at the last World Championships in Planica, Slovenia, two years ago. For Widhoelzl, Saturday's result was his second world silver medal - he also finished second in 2000. The team event is scheduled for Sunday.

Some information for this report provided by AP.