Willingen jumping: Kofler, Morgenstern one-two for Austria


Willingen jumping: Kofler, Morgenstern one-two for Austria{mosimage}WILLINGEN, Germany – Austrians Andreas Kofler and Thomas Morgenstern finished one-two in a World Cup jumping contest Saturday in Germany.

No American jumpers competed.

Kofler won with 273.7 points and posted jumps of 143 meters and 138.5. Morgenstern finished second with 270.4 points (135.5 m, 145 m) and Switzerland’s Andreas Kuettel was third with 257.2 points (135.5 m, 138.5 m).

Finland wins team jumping
Finland won the team jumping competition at Sunday’s ski jumping World Cup in Willingen, Germany.

No Americans competed.

The Finnish team of Tami Kiuru, Janne Happonen, Matti Hautamaeki and Janne Ahonen won with a total of 973.4 points.

Austria placed second with 953.5 points and Norway was third with 950.5 points.

Norwegian Roar Ljoekelsoey recorded the best jump of the day, flying 148.5 m in his first of two attempts.

- USSA

Ski jumping World Cup results
Willingen, Germany – Feb. 4, 2006

1. Andreas Kofler, Austria, 273.7 points
2. Thomas Morgenstern, Austria, 270.4
3. Andreas Kuettel, Switzerland, 257.2
4. Daiki Ito, Japan, 252.3
5. Sigurd Pettersen, Norway, 249.7

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