Malysz wins 3 straight to take overall ski jump lead

Updated: March 17, 2007, 4:34 PM ET
Associated Press

OSLO, Norway -- Adam Malysz of Poland won his third straight ski jump competition Saturday to take the overall World Cup lead.

He led after the first round with a 131-meter jump. He reached 122 meters in the second and collected 272.9 points from the judges at Holmenkollen.

Andreas Kuttel of Switzerland finished second with 257.6 points after jumps of 128.5 and 116 meters. Anders Bardal of Norway was third.

Anders Jacobsen of Norway, who entered with a 60-point lead over Malysz, finished 13th. He dropped to second overall, 22 points behind. Four events remain, with a win worth 100 points.

The competition was moved from Lillehammer, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics, because of strong wind. Another large hill contest will be Sunday at Holmenkollen.


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