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Ammann finishes season with win in Oslo

Overall World Cup winner Simon Ammann has won the final ski jump World Cup event of the season.

The 28-year-old Swiss collected 267.7 points on Sunday with jumps of 135.5 and 124.5 metres. He finished nine points ahead of second-place Adam Malysz of Poland. Andreas Kofler of Austria came in third with 251.5 points.

Ammann, who swept both individual events at the Vancouver Olympics, clinched the overall title on Friday in Lillehammer, becoming the first Swiss in history to win the World Cup overall title in ski jumping. He finished with 1,649 points.

Despite a disappointing 12th-place finish in Oslo on Sunday, defending champion Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria took second place overall with 1,368 points. His countryman Thomas Morgenstern, who finished fifth in the final event, came in third overall with 944 points.

Amman’s victory crowns a record-breaking season. He flew into Olympic history in Vancouver by repeating his feat of Salt Lake City eight years earlier, winning both the large hill and the normal hill competitions. No one else has ever won four individual Olympic titles in the discipline.

It also made him Switzerland’s most successful winter Olympics athlete of all time.

Ammann came third in the World Cup in 2007, and second last year – pipped by Schlierenzauer.

Also on Sunday Swiss Olympic champion Michael Schmid secured the ski cross discipline title on the freestyle World Cup after winning the second-to-last race of the season.

swissinfo.ch and agencies


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