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Zakopane jumping: Hautamaki wins second event of weekend


Zakopane jumping: Hautamaki wins second event of weekend{mosimage}ZAKOPANE, Poland – Matti Hautamaki won Sunday at a World Cup event in Zakopane, Poland, for his second victory of the weekend.

Hautamaki had leaps of 133.0 and 132.0 meters to take his 19th World Cup with 277.5 points, three more than fellow Finn Janne Ahonen.

Thomas Morgenstern, a 19-year-old Austrian, was third with 268.9 to narrowly prevent Finland’s total domination of the weekend. Hautamaki also won Saturday, leading Finland’s first podium sweep for 15 years.

Jakub Janda of the Czech Republic finishing fourth Sunday to keep his lead in the overall standings with 946 points. Ahonen is second at 895, followed by Norway’s Roar Ljokelsoy with 664.

Next weekend’s World Cup event at Willingen, Germany, is the last before the Torino Olympics start Feb. 10.

”It’s going to be difficult,” said Poland’s Adam Malaysz, who finished 14th Sunday. ”A lot of guys are jumping well, but I always think I can get into form by the Olympics.

Malaysz, a silver medalist at the 2002 Games but 11th in the World Cup standings, isn’t the only top jumper to struggle this year. Germany’s Martin Schmitt, a four-time world champion, didn’t qualify for Sunday’s second jump.

A moment’s silence was held for those affected by the collapse of an exhibition hall roof in southern Poland during a racing pigeon show. All activities outside the competition were canceled after more than 60 people were killed and more than 150 injured.

”This is, for us Polish people, very hard; for us athletes, it is even tougher,” Malysz said.

- The Associated Press

Ski jumping World Cup results
ZAKOPANE, Poland – Results Sunday from a ski jumping World Cup event (leap distances in parantheses):

1. Matti Hautamaki, Finland, 277.5 points (133.0 meters-132.0 meters)
2. Janne Ahonen, Finland, 274.5 (132.0-130.5)
3. Thomas Morgenstern, Austria, 268.9 (133.0-127.5)
4. Jakub Janda, Czech Republic, 266.7 (131.0-128.0)
5. Roar Ljokelsoy, Norway, 265.6 (131.5-128.0)
6. Bjorn Einar Romoren, Norway, 261.6 (130.0-127.0)(tie) Andreas Kofler, Austria, 261.6 (127.0-130.0)
8. Andreas Kuettel, Switzerland, 260.6 (130.0-127.0)
9. Alexander Herr, Germany, 260.1 (127.0-130.0)
10. Michael Uhrmann, Germany, 258.7 (126.5-130.0)

World Cup standings
(After 15 of 22 events

1. Jakub Janda, Czech Republic, 946 points
2. Janne Ahonen, Finland, 895
3. Roar Ljokelsoy, Norway, 664
4. Andreas Kuettel, Switzerland, 629
5. Michael Uhrmann, Germany, 509
6. Bjorn Einar Romoren, Norway, 427
7. Matti Hautamaki, Finland, 418
8. Thomas Morgenstern, Austria, 412
9. Lars Bystol, Norway, 393
10. Andreas Widhoelzl, Austria, 381

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