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Kuettel nails two jumps for World Cup win; American Jones 39th


Kuettel nails two jumps for World Cup win; American Jones 39th{mosimage}HARRACHOV, Czech Republic — Swiss jumper Andreas Kuettel unloaded a 143.5-meter jump on the final round Saturday and collected his second World Cup victory in a week. American Clint Jones was 39th and Alan Alborn 47th.

Kuettel led the first round with a 136.5-meter jump and put things out of reach with his blockbuster final jump to compile 289.5 points. Second place went to Germany’s Michael Uhrmann with 274.9 points on jumps of 138 and 137.5 meters, with defending World Cup champion Janne Ahonen of Finland, who owns the hill record (145.5m), in third place.

The result lifted Kuttel, who also won last weekend in Lillehammer, Norway, to second place in overall World Cup standings with 325 points.

Ahonen dropped to the third place overall with 305 points after five meets.

The Czech Republic’s Jakub Janda still leads the standings with 352 points, following a disappointing seventh place for 134.5 and 130 meters in front of the home crowd.

Another World Cup event in Harrachov is scheduled for Sunday.

- USSA News Bureau/Associated Press

World Cup ski jump results
HARRACHOV, Czech Republic — Results Saturday from a K125 hill WorldCup ski jump competition:

1. Andreas Kuttel, Switzerland, 289.5 points (136.5 meters-143.5 meters).
2. Michael Uhrmann, Germany, 274.9 (138-137.5).
3. Janne Ahonen, Finland, 264.2 (129-140).
4. Andreas Widholzl, Austria, 263.4 (131.5-136.5).
5. Roar Ljokelsoy, Norway, 262.9 (132-136).
6. Primoz Peterka, Slovenia, 259.2 (134-132.5).
7. Jakub Janda, Czech Republic, 256.1 (134.5-130).
8. Adam Malysz, Poland, 255.6 (135.5-129).
9. Thomas Morgenstern, Austria, 250.1 (124-138).
10. Sebastian Colloredo, Italy, 245.4 (136-124.5).
11. Risto Jussilainen, Finland, 243.5 (130-130).
12. Lars Bystol, Norway, 238.4 (126-129.5).
13. Dimitri Vassiliev, Russia, 237.8 (131-127.5).
14. Jan Matura, Czech Republic, 235.3 (124.5-131.5).
15. Bjorn Einar Romoren, Norway, 229.8 (129.5-124).

Overall standings
(After five of 23 events

1. Jakub Janda, Czech Republic, 352 points.
2. Andreas Kuttel, Switzerland, 325.
3. Janne Ahonen, Finland, 305.
4. Michael Uhrmann, Germany, 258.
5. Andreas Widholzl, Austria, 201.
6. Lars Bystol, Norway, 197
7. Robert Kranjec, Slovenia, 196.
8. Adam Malysz, Poland, 184.
9. Thomas Morgenstern, Austria, 170.
10. Roar Ljokelsoy, Norway, 17.

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