Roman Koudelka was the victor in Wisla ©Getty Images

Czech jumper Roman Koudelka claimed his first International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup win of the season in Wisla in Poland today.

The 26-year-old was the best competitor in the night event, registering jumps of 127.5 metres and 133m for a winning points tally of 269.0.

That saw him edge out Norway's Kenneth Gangnes, who recorded jumps of 127.5m and 130m for 268.0 points.

"It was a hard competition and not easy for me," said Koudelka, who was aided by a lower starting gate.

"I was starting from one gate lower, but I remained calm.

"This was my first World Cup win this season and I'm very happy that I could achieve that in front of such a big crowd in Poland.

Kenneth Gangnes claimed second spot on the Polish hill
Kenneth Gangnes claimed second spot on the Polish hill ©Getty Images

"My next big goal is an Olympic medal."

Third went to Japan's Noriaki Kasai, who jumped 128.5m and 134m which gave him 265.4 as his final tally.

Slovenian Peter Prevc, who won the overall title in Almaty last weekend, was fourth and perhaps eased off the gas at the Polish hill.

He has an unbeatable 1943 points in the standings with Germany's Severin Freund second on 1319.

Michael Hayboeck of Austria is in third place on 1175 points.

A second individual World Cup will be held in Wisla tomorrow.