Janda wins second Four Hills event on style points

Updated: January 1, 2006, 10:53 AM ET
Associated Press

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- Jakub Janda of the Czech Republic won the second leg of the annual ski jumping Four Hills tour for his fifth World Cup victory of the season.

Janda tied Janne Ahonen of Finland at 226.5 meters after two leaps, but received more style points for his control in the air and smooth landings.

Janda had 264.7 points, 2.5 more than defending champion Ahonen. Matti Hautamaki of Finland was third.

Ahonen won the Four Hills opener at Oberstdorf and has 533.1 points overall, while Janda has 527.3.

Janda is trying to become the first Czech winner of the Four Hills in more than 30 years.


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