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Swiss jumper Ammann wins 1st gold

Updated: February 14, 2010, 3:02 AM ET
Associated Press

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann is the first gold medal winner of the Vancouver Olympics.

Ammann secured his third Olympic title by winning the normal hill event Saturday after putting down the longest jumps in both rounds.

Polish veteran Adam Malysz took silver and Austrian 20-year-old Gregor Schlierenzauer bounced back from a disappointing first jump to earn bronze in his Olympic debut.

Ammann held a commanding lead after the first round after ...

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