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Lillehammer: Morgernstern bests Romoren in large-hill jumping

Lillehammer: Morgernstern bests Romoren in large-hill jumping{mosimage}LILLEHAMMER, Norway – Olympic champion Thomas Morgenstern won a World Cup large-hill ski-jumping competition on Friday, beating runner-up Bjorn Einar Romoren.

Under lights on the Olympic hill, the Austrian recorded jumps of 138 and 132 meters for 289 points.

Norway’s Romoren had two leaps of 134 and 135 meters for 282.2 points in front of 20,000 people.

Olympic silver medalist Andreas Kofler of Austria was third with 279.5 points after two 132.5-meter jumps.

Jakub Janda of the Czech Republic finished 17th, but still leads overall with 1,104 points. Finland’s Janne Ahonen, who placed 24th, retained second place with 952 points.
Three competitions remain.

– The Associated Press

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