Adam Malysz wins World Cup ski flying event

Adam Malysz wins World Cup ski flying event{mosimage}BAD MITTERNDORF, Austria — Poland’s Adam Malysz won a ski flying competition Sunday, becoming only the second jumper with more than one World Cup victory this season.

Malysz had jumps of 207 and 209.5 meters on Kulm hill for 412.3 points. Austria’s Andreas Widhoelzl, who beat Malysz to win on Saturday, finished second with 400.5 points. Finland’s Risto Jussilainen was third with 396.9, his first top-three result in four years.

“Today, everything worked out perfectly,” said Malysz, whose other victory this season came in December in Harrachov, Czech Republic.

Finland’s Janne Ahonen, who has won 11 of 15 events this season, did not compete because of the flu but comfortably held his overall World Cup lead with 1,260 points.

Austria’s Martin Hoellwarth is second with 756, followed by the Czech Republic’s Jakub Janda with 746. Malysz, a three-time World Cup winner, moved up to fifth with 678.

Ski flying is contested off unusually big hills, with the jumpers covering great distances.
-The Associated Press

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