Ammann wins Cup; Schlierenzauer breaks record
LILLEHAMMER, Norway -- Simon Ammann led a 1-2 finish for Switzerland in a World Cup ski jumping meet on Saturday to take the overall lead after two competitions.
Ammann, a former double Olympic champion, jumped 128.5 and 138 meters for 265.9 points on the same hill where the Olympic ski jump events were held during the 1994 Winter Games.
Andreas Kuttel, who held a narrow lead after the first round, finished second with 129.5 and 133.5 meters for 260.6.
Thomas Morgenstern of Austria was third with 258.0 points after jumps of 126.5 and 134.5 meters.
Another Austrian, Gregor Schlierenzauer, broke the hill record with a 141-meter jump in the second round. But he missed the podium by 1.6 points after jumping 120.5 meters in the first round.
Norwegian rookie Anders Jacobsen jumped 142 meters in the second round, but lost style points and the hill record when he fell on his landing. He ended 10th.
Defending World Cup champion Jakub Janda had another disappointing outing, finishing 23rd. The Czech was 56th in the opener last week.
Ammann, runnerup in the opener in Finland that was shortened to one jump because of wind and heavy snow, tops the overall standings with 180 points.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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