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Four Hills: Norway's Jacobsen jumps into lead

INNSBRUCK, Austria — Norway's Anders Jacobsen took his second career World Cup jumping victory Thursday, narrowly upsetting hometown favorite Thomas Morgenstern to win the third event of the Four Hills tournament.

INNSBRUCK, Austria — Norway's Anders Jacobsen took his second career World Cup jumping victory Thursday, narrowly upsetting hometown favorite Thomas Morgenstern to win the third event of the Four Hills tournament.
    Jumping last, the 21-year-old managed 128.5 meters (422 feet), enough for a 1.1-point lead over Morgenstern. Simon Ammann of Switzerland was third in a showdown in which the lead changed hands five times.
    ''It was a perfect day,'' Jacobsen said. ''All I had to do was concentrate. Now I'm really looking forward to the final, and I'll just try to have fun.''
    Morgenstern, now sixth in the Four Hills tournament and seventh in the overall World Cup standings, called the result ''super'' and said he was finally feeling as good as he had at the Torino Olympics.
    Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer, who led the board going into Thursday's competition, finished a distant 11th with lackluster jumps of 122 (400 feet) and 119 meters (390 feet) and slipped into second place in the overall World Cup standings.
    Schlierenzauer, 16, said the wind gave him some trouble, ''but it was huge to jump in front of this crowd.''
    Ammann moved into third place overall, trailed by countryman Andreas Kuettel and Arttu Lappi of Finland.
    Sunday's final will be held on the super-sized hill at Bischofshofen, Austria.

— The Associated Press


World Cup ski jumping results
INNSBRUCK, Austria — Results Thursday from a World Cup ski-jumping meet and the third stop of the Four Hills tournament (jump distances in parentheses):

1. Anders Jacobsen, Norway, 265.0 points (129.0 meters-128.5).
2. Thomas Morgenstern, Austria, 263.9 (128.5-129.5).
3. Simon Ammann, Switzerland, 261.5 (125.4-136.1).
4. Arttu Lappi, Finland, 257.7 (125.5-128.5).
5. Janne Ahonen, Finland, 251.2 (125.5-126.0).
6. Adam Malysz, Poland, 249.9 (122.2-127.7).
7. Andreas Kuettel, Switzerland, 234.0 (122.0-120.5).
8. Martin Hoellwarth, Austria, 231.2 (123.0-118.5).
9. Manuel Fettner, Austria, 230.7 (123.5-118.0).
10. Michael Uhrmann, Germany, 229.7 (115.5-126.0).
11. Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austria, 227.3 (122.0-119.0).
12. Dmitry Vassiliev, Russia, 224.7 (122.0-117.0).
13. Andreas Kofler, Austria, 220.0 (121.0-114.0).
14. Wolfgang Loitzl, Austria, 219.0 (115.0-120.0).
15. Kamil Stoch, Poland, 217.9 (120.0-115.5).
16. Mario Innauer, Austria, 216.7 (117.5-116.5).
17. Martin Schmitt, Germany, 215.1 (121.0-113.5).
18. Martin Koch, Austria, 213.3 (119.0-114.5).
19. Jakub Janda, Czech Republic, 212.9 (119.5-113.5).
20. Denis Kornilov, Russia, 212.1 (118.5-113.5).

Four Hill standings
(after 3 of 4 events)
1. Anders Jacobsen, Norway, 672.8 points.
2. Arttu Lappi, Finland, 662.1.
3. Andreas Kuettel, Switzerland, 656.4.
(tie) Simon Ammann, Switzerland, 656.4.
5. Adam Malysz, Poland, 654.1.
6. Thomas Morgenstern, Austria, 653.8.
7. Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austria, 652.7.
8. Janne Ahonen, Finland, 644.4.
9. Michael Uhrmann, Germany, 603.9.
10. Andreas Kofler, Austria, 600.2.

 

 

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