• Kyodo


Nagano Olympic bronze-medalist Andreas Widhoelzl of Austria hit two jumps over 130 meters Thursday for his first World Cup win of the season.

Widhoelzl soared 131 and 135 meters for 272.8 points at the ski-jumping venue for the 1998 Winter Olympics to lead an Austrian sweep of the podium, with many of the world’s top jumpers taking the week off to prepare for next month’s Salt Lake City Games.

Martin Koch and Stefan Horngacher tied for second place with 249.6 points.

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