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Malysz Wins Second Straight World Cup Ski Jumping Event

Three-time world ski jump champion Adam Malysz of Poland has won his second straight World Cup event for his fifth win of the season and 34th of his career.

Despite difficult winds in Kuopio, Finland Tuesday, Malysz recorded jumps of 125 and 115 meters for 229 points. Andreas Kofler of Austria finished second with leaps of 120 and 118.5 meters for 227.3 points, while teammate Thomas Morgenstern finished third with 217.7 points.

Anders Jacobsen of Norway still leads the overall standings with 1,113 points, but Malysz is second and continues to close the gap. He is now only 60 points behind (1,053) with five events remaining. Austrian teenager Gregor Schlierenzauer is third with 944 points.

With his 34th career victory, Malysz moves into second place on the all-time win list behind Finland's Matti Nykanen with 46.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.