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Jacobsen wins ski jumping, closing in on Cup lead

12/17/2006

ENGELBERG, Switzerland -- Anders Jacobsen of Norway won a
World Cup ski jumping meet Sunday to close in on overall leader
Simon Ammann.

Jacobsen jumped 138 and 137.5 meters. Ammann was second,
including a 138-meter second jump, and 16-year-old Gregor
Schlierenzauer of Austria was third with a 134.5-meter leap in the
second round.

Defending World Cup champion Jakub Janda was fifth -- his best
finish of the season -- behind Martin Koch of Austria, who managed
134 meters in the second round. Janda's best jump was 132 meters.

After five World Cup events, Ammann leads with 360 points,
followed by Jacobsen with 346 and Schlierenzauer with 310.