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Ammann reaches ski jump podium

Switzerland's Simon Ammann has won bronze in a men's ski jump at the Nordic World Championships in the Czech Republic.

This content was published on February 21, 2009 - 18:44

Ammann reached 102 and 99.5 metres in his two jumps at the normal hill event in Liberec on Saturday, giving him 274.5 points overall.

After jumps of 103.5 and 99 metres Wolfgang Loitzl of Austria secured his first individual world title with 282 points, while another Austrian, Gregor Schlierenzauer, edged into second place with just a half metre lead on Ammann.

It was first world championship ski jump win since 1991 for Loitzl, the winner of the prestigious Four Hill event.

Ammann, 27, has had eight World Cup victories in his career and reached the podium 32 times.

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