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Ammann extends World Cup ski jump lead

Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann has stretched his lead in the overall World Cup standings after finishing second at Pragelato in northern Italy.

On Sunday Ammann lost out to Fumihisa Yumoto of Japan, who won his first World Cup meet of the season. Yumoto jumped 126 metres on his first attempt and didn't have to defend the result because adverse weather forced the cancellation of the second jump.

Ammann, who won Saturday's event, jumped 124.5 metres for second place. On Saturday he set a hill record with a flight of 144 metres through a thick fog to win his third ski jump World Cup event of the season.

After five of 28 events, Ammann has 425 points, 75 more than Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria. Finland's Ville Larinto has 205 points.


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