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Ammann and bobsleighers come second

Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann has taken second place in a World Cup event in the Austrian resort of Bad Mitterndorf behind local jumper Gregor Schlierenzauer.

This content was published on January 10, 2009 - 16:21

Ammann, who remains the overall World Cup leader in the ski jumping discipline, scored 390.1 points on Sunday compared with Schlierenzauer's 398.

Ammann's best jump of the day was 207.5 metres, but Schlierenzauer set a new hill record of 215.5 metres.

After 12 of 28 events Ammann remains overall World Cup leader with 957 points. His two nearest rivals are Schlierenzauer, on 840, and another Austrian, Wolfgang Loitzl, who came seventh on Saturday, on 775.

Also on Saturday Switzerland came second in a World Cup two-man bobsleigh event in Königsee, Germany.

Ivo Rüegg (front) and Cédric Grand were beaten by Germany's Thomas Florschütz and Marc Kühne by just six-hundredths of a second.

After four of eight races, the Swiss are in sixth place overall.

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