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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2010

Ski jumping: Schlierenzauer wins 27th career World Cup event

Associated Press

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany Gregor Schlierenzauer has won the second stop of the Four-Hill Tour by beating Austrian teammate Wolfgang Loitzl.

Schlierenzauer earned his 27th World Cup win on Friday, scoring 277.7 points on jumps of 136.5 meters and 137.5 meters. Loitzl, last year's tour winner, had 277.5 points after jumps of 135 meters.

Two-time Olympic champion Simon Ammann of Switzerland was third with 277.4 points despite soaring a hill-record 143.5 meters in the second heat. His first jump was 132 meters.

Andreas Kofler of Austria finished fourth and leads the tour standings after winning the opening event three days ago.

Ammann leads the overall World Cup standings with 529 points, 18 ahead of Schlierenzauer.