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Ammann takes ski jump gold at Nordic Worlds

Updated: February 24, 2007, 8:51 AM ET
Associated Press

SAPPORO, Japan -- Switzerland's Simon Ammann won the large hill ski jumping gold medal Saturday at the Nordic World Ski Championships.

Ammann had jumps of 125 meters and 134.5 meters for 266.1 points on the 134-meter hill to hold off a charge by Finland's Harri Olli, who had the longest jump of 136.5, but finished second with 265.9 points.

Ammann, who won the normal- and large-hill gold medals at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, led after the first round and his second jump ...

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