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Ammann wins Cup; Schlierenzauer breaks record

12/2/2006

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.