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Engelberg SJ: Ammann's WC lead shrinks

ENGELBERG, Switzerland — Anders Jacobsen of Norway won a World Cup ski jumping meet Sunday to close in on overall leader Simon Ammann.

ENGELBERG, Switzerland — Anders Jacobsen of Norway won a World Cup ski jumping meet Sunday to close in on overall leader Simon Ammann.
    Jacobsen jumped 138 and 137.5 meters on the K125 hill. Ammann was second, including a 138-meter second jump, and 16-year-old Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria was third with a 134.5-meter leap in the second round.
    World Cup champion Jakub Janda was fifth — his best finish of the season — behind Martin Koch of Austria, who managed 134 meters in the second round. Janda's best jump was 132 meters.
    After five World Cup events, Ammann leads with 360 points, followed by Jacobsen with 346 and Schlierenzauer with 310. The next meet is Dec. 30 in Oberstdorf, Germany.

ENGELBERG, Switzerland — Results Sunday from a World Cup ski jumping meet (jumps in parentheses):

1. Anders Jacobsen, Norway, 280.9 points (138-137.5 meters).
2. Simon Ammann, Switzerland, 266.4 (130-138).
3. Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austria, 262.3 (131.5-134.5).
4. Martin Koch, Austria , 257.5 (131-134).
5. Jakub Janda, Czech Republic, 257.4 (131-132).
6. Adam Malysz, Poland, 257.3 (130.5-133).
7. Andreas Kuttel, Switzerland,255 (132-130,5).
(tie) Thomas Morgenstern, Austria, 255 (129.5-133).
9. Arttu Lappi, Finland, 247.4 (128.5-129.5).
10. Michael Uhrmann, Germany, 245.8 (129.5-129).

Overall standings
(After 5 of 24 events)

1. Simon Ammann, Switzerland, 360 points.
2. Anders Jacobsen, Norway, 346.
3. Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austria, 310..
4. Andreas Kuttel, Switzerland, 206.5.
5. Adam Malysz, Poland, 176.

 

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