Norway's Maren Lundby extended her FIS  Ski Jumping  World Cup lead with victory in Oberstdorf ©Getty Images

Norway’s Maren Lundby secured an eighth International Ski Federation Ski Jumping World Cup win of the season in Oberstdorf.

The women’s World Cup leader had topped yesterday’s qualification standings at the German venue as ski jumpers prepared for the third large hill competition of the season.

Lundby founded herself locked in a close battle with Germany’s Katharina Althaus.

The local jumper held the advantage after the first round when she scored 134.1 points, with Lundby second on 133.7.

Lundby responded in the next round of the competition as her second effort was given a score of 136.8 points.

Her overall total of 270.1 points proved just enough to secure victory, with Althaus dropping to second place, only 0.4 points behind the winner.

Slovenia’s Urša Bogataj finished some was adrift of the top two, but her score of 244.1 points saw her claim the bronze medal.

Victory saw Lundby extend her overall World Cup lead with the 24-year-old Olympic gold medallist boasting a tally of 1,268 points.

Althaus lies second on 1,023 points, with Japan’s Sara Takanashi following on 856 points after ending fourth today.

The second large hill competition is due to take place tomorrow.

Germany's Karl Geiger won the men's competition in Willingen ©Getty Images
Germany's Karl Geiger won the men's competition in Willingen ©Getty Images

A men’s individual competition also took place in Willingen, with Germany’s Karl Geiger claiming victory in front of a home crowd.

He achieved a score of 311.1 points after the two rounds of competition.

Kamil Stoch, part of the Polish squad that won yesterday’s team event, finished second.

Stoch scored 307.1 points.

Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi, the current overall men's World Cup leader, was third on 304.1 points.

A second competition is scheduled tol take place tomorrow.

The World Cup events are taking place ahead of the Nordic World Championships in Seefeld set to take place from next Wednesday (February 20) until March 3.