Watch: Peter Prevc sets new ski jumping world record with 'perfect' leap of 250m (820 feet)

The Slovenian beat the previous record by 3.5m

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Slovenia's Peter Prevc smashed the ski-jumping world record at the FIS Ski Flying World Cup in Norway on Saturday with a phenomenal leap of 250 metres (820 feet).

The previous record was 246.5 metres, which was set by Norway's Johan Remen Evensen on the same track in 2011.

WATCH: Prevc's record-breaking jump


A delighted Prevc, who became the first non-Scandinavian to set the world record since Austria's Andreas Goldbreger did so in 2000, said after his jump: "The speed and the position was perfect, then I just landed. Right now it's hard to describe my feelings, it will probably take a few days.

"It's always great to jump far. This win today and the world record is my biggest success so far."