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Ammann jumps second in Vikersund

Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann has finished in second place in the inidividual ski jumping competition in Vikersund, Norway.

Ammann, the 2006 world champion and a former Olympic gold medalist, was beaten by Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer who clinched the overall World Cup ski jumping title. Russia's Dimitry Vassiliev came third.

Although there are two competitions left to play, Schlierenzauer leads the overall standings with 1,938 points. Ammann is second with 1,676 points.

Schlierenzauer flew 207.5 metres in his first flight on Sunday. In the final round, the 19 year old landed at 192 metres. Simon Ammann flew 191 and 202.5 metres, while Vassiliev landed at 184.5 and 204 metres.

Defending overall champion Thomas Morgenstern of Austria wound up 23rd and is sixth in the overall standings. The season-ending meet is March 20-22 at Planica, Slovenia.


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