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Jacobsen wins ski jumping, closing in on Cup lead

Updated: December 17, 2006, 1:19 PM ET
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 ...

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