Schlierenzauer rewrites the record books again with 13th win

Schlierenzauer rewrites the record books again with 13th winPlanica, Slovenia  - Gregor Schlierenzauer claimed a record 13th season victory and broke the 2,000-points barrier in the ski-jumping World Cup when he led the way on the world's largest flying hill.

The Austrian Schlierenzauer soared 203 metres in a wind-marred competition which saw only one round of jumping due to the difficult conditions, pipping Poland's Adam Malysz for first place.

Schlierenzauer had 196.1 points while Malysz had 202.5m for 195.0 points. Dimitry Vassiliev was the only other man over 200m, his jump of 200.5m for 193.6 points earning him third place.

The tailwind allowed no huge jumps on the hill where Norway's Bjorn Einar Romoeren of Norway soared a world record 239m in 2005.

By winning, the 19-year-old Schlierenzauer broke a tie with Germany's Martin Schmitt on 12 season wins to get the record on his own. He has 23 victories overall.

After clinching the World Cup title last weekend, Schlierenzauer raised his record points tally to 2,038, the first man to go beyond 2,000 points in the sport.

Swiss Simon Ammann has 1,716 after finishing sixth on the day, while Austrian Wolfgang Loitzl ranks third with 1,378 points.

A team event is scheduled for Saturday and the season is wrapped up with another individual event in Planica on Sunday. (dpa)