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Four Hills: Jacobsen third Norwegian to win title


Anders Jacobsen won the Four Hills title Sunday after finishing second in a World Cup ski jumping event.


BISCHOFSHOFEN, Austria — Anders Jacobsen won the Four Hills title Sunday after finishing second in a World Cup ski jumping event.
    The 21-year-old Norwegian had jumps of 137.5 and 142 meters, which earned him 289.1 points.
    Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria won the event after jumping 139.5 and 141, but his total score of 291.9 points was not enough to beat Jacobsen in the 55th Four Hills tournament.
    ''This is just amazing,'' Jacobsen said. ''It was my first time at the Four Hills circuit. My goal was to finish in the top 10, so this is a fabulous result for me.''
    Jacobsen's chances of winning the tournament looked good after Thursday's third leg in Innsbruck, where he won and Schlierenzauer — with dermatitis on a shin — finished 11th.
    ''I still expected a close finish today, so I was very nervous for my final jump,'' Jacobsen said.
    Schlierenzauer, who is 17, also won the tournament's opening event in Oberstdorf, Germany.
    ''It is fantastic to end my first Four Hills tournament with two great jumps,'' Schlierenzauer said.
    Simon Ammann of Switzerland was third with 275.5 points and also finished third in the final Four Hills standings.
    Jacobsen became only the third Norwegian since 1973 to claim the Four Hills title, after Espen Bredesen in 1994 and Sigurd Petterson in 2004.
    Jacobsen remained in first place in the World Cup standings with 621 points. Schlierenzauer trails him by 37 points, and Ammann is third with 538.

— The Associated Press


World Cup ski-jumping results
BISCHOFSHOFEN, Austria — Results Sunday from a World Cup ski-jumping meet and the final leg of the Four Hills tournament (jump distances in parentheses):

1. Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austria, 291.9 points (139.5 meters-141.0 meters).
2. Anders Jacobsen, Norway, 289.1 (137.5-142.0).
3. Simon Ammann, Switzerland, 275.5 (135.0-137.5).
4. Dmitry Vassiliev, Russia, 269.1 (133.5-136.0).
5. Thomas Morgenstern, Austria, 262.4 (133.0-132.5).
6. Arthur Pauli, Austria, 254.9 (132.0-131.0).
7. Andreas Kuettel, Switzerland, 254.0 (130.5-132.0).
8. Adam Malysz, Poland, 252.4 (129.5-133.5).
9. Kamil Stoch, Poland, 251.3 (126.5-134.5).
10. Michael Uhrmann, Germany, 248.1 (127.0-132.5).

 

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