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Lodwick wins jumping portion

1/23/2005

LIBEREC, Czech Republic -- Hannu Manninen of Finland won a
World Cup Nordic combined event Sunday, and Todd Lodwick of the
United States finished third.

Manninen overcame a 50-second deficit from the jumping portion
to ski the fastest cross-country time and win by 14.8 seconds.
Kristian Hammer of Norway was second.

Lodwick won the jumping portion with a 128.5-meter jump but was
12th in the cross-country portion, 21.3 seconds behind Manninen.

Manninen leads the overall standings with 846 points, followed
by Ronny Ackermann of Germany with 704 and Lodwick with 520.