Sunday, January 27, 2002
Austria beats Japan in team event
SAPPORO, Japan -- Austria beat reigning Olympic champion
Japan in a World Cup ski jumping team event Sunday for its second
victory of the season.
Austria's Andreas Widhoelzl, Martin Koch, Stefan Horngacher and
Wolgang Loitzl collected 1,006.7 points at the Okurayama K-120
hill, finishing 58.9 points ahead of Japan. Finland was third.
Loitzl and Widhoelzl both went 136 meters on their second
attempts, the day's longest jumps.
Austria stayed atop the Nation Cup standings with 3,924 total
points. Germany is second with 3,522, with Finland next with 3,132.