Ammann back to winning ways in Lahti
Four-time Olympic champion Simon Ammann got back to winning ways at the FIS ski jumping World Cup in Lahti, Finland, soaring to a superb victory on Sunday.
The 29-year-old, who completed an historic double-double at Vancouver 2010, had consistency to take for his third title of the season as he racked up a total of 286.8 points.
Ammann recorded leaps of 128.5m and 129m to make sure of victory as silver went to Austria’s Andreas Kofler as he produced jumps of 127.5 and 132m – the biggest effort of the day.
Germany’s Severin Freund completed the podium in third place, notching exactly 280 points – finishing with 2.3 less than Kofler.
Norway’s three-time Olympic gold medallist Thomas Morgenstern finished down in fifth place but he has already sealed the overall World Cup title and now has 1641 points with two rounds of the season remaining.
Ammann is assured of second spot with 1309 points but the battle for third is hotting up and Kofler has now moved ahead of Adam Malsyz with 1096 compared to the Pole’s 1061.