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Sunday, December 17, 2006
Jacobsen wins ski jumping, closing in on Cup lead

Associated Press

ENGELBERG, Switzerland -- Anders Jacobsen of Norway won a World Cup ski jumping meet Sunday to close in on overall leader Simon Ammann.

Jacobsen jumped 138 and 137.5 meters. Ammann was second, including a 138-meter second jump, and 16-year-old Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria was third with a 134.5-meter leap in the second round.

Defending World Cup champion Jakub Janda was fifth -- his best finish of the season -- behind Martin Koch of Austria, who managed 134 meters in the second round. Janda's best jump was 132 meters.

After five World Cup events, Ammann leads with 360 points, followed by Jacobsen with 346 and Schlierenzauer with 310.