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Kircheisen, Manninen Win World Cup Nordic Combined Events in Zakopane


German skier Bjoern Kircheisen and Hannu Manninen of Finland have won the World Cup Nordic combined events in Zakopane, Poland.

After leading the ski jump, Kircheisen finished Sunday's 7.5-kilometer sprint in 20:14.3. Manninen took second place, while Magnus H. Moan of Norway was third.

Earlier, Manninen won the 10-kilometer event, which had been delayed one day because of bad weather on Saturday.

Manninen completed the 10-K race in a time of 28:00:05.

His countryman Jaakko Tallus finished second and Kircheisen took third place.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.

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