Malayz and Ammann take national jumping crowns
By Peter Q. Graves
Another pair of national titles in ski jumping were awarded in two nations this weekend.
Swiss Olympic star Simon Ammann won his first national title at Einsiedeln, Switzerland with jump distances of 114 m and 111.5 m, to take the crown--his first ever. Ammann had 258.4 total points. Andreas Kuettel, a current World Champion, was second with 254.4 points while Tim Hug was third with 190.5 points. Winning the women's title was Bigna Windmueller ahead of Sabrina Windmueller.
In Zakopane, Poland, Adam Malysz took two national titles on both the HS 94 and HS 134 jumps. On both days Lukasz Rutkowski was second.
Image: Simon Ammann secures national ski jumping title. (GEPA)