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Janda Wins World Ski Jumping Event

The Czech Republic's Jakub Janda has won the season-opening World Cup ski jumping event in Kuusamo, Finland by beating defending champion Janne Ahonen of Finland.

Janda was the only person to jump over 140 meters, winning with a jump of 140-meters, 50 centimeters for 155.4 points. Ahonen had a jump of 138 meters, 50 for 149.8 points. Robert Kranjec of Slovenia was third (137.5 meters and 148.5 points).

The event was originally scheduled for Friday but was delayed because of heavy snow at the venue. The International Ski Federation decided to reschedule the event to one jump per athlete.

The second leg of the World Cup competition - a full two-jump event - is scheduled for later, Saturday.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.