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German Leaps to Ski Jumping History - 2002-01-13

Germany's Sven Hannawald has leaped to the highest point total in ski jumping history. At a World Cup event in Willingen, Germany, Hannawald collected 319.1 points for his two jumps of 141.5 and 148 meters. It was his fifth straight victory. Finland's Matti Hautamaki was second, with 309 points. Poland's Adam Malysz leads the overall standings, with 1,074 points, followed by Hannawald at 899 and Hautamaki with 611.

In freestyle skiing, Norwegian Kari Traa claimed her fourth win of the season in Saturday's World Cup moguls race, while American Shannon Bahrke finished second. Traa scored 27.65 points out of a possible 30 for her second victory in two days at Saint-Lary-Piau, France. Bahrke took silver with 26.74.

In the men's race, Finland's Sami Mustonen had a winning score of 27.51. His countryman Janne Lahtela was second, and American Evan Dybvig third.

Meanwhile, Ralph Poiree and Vincent Defrasne have become the first Frenchmen ever to finish first and second at a World Cup biathlon event. In Oberhof, Germany Saturday, Poiree had just one miss as he completed the 15-kilometer mass start event in 42 minutes, 42.4 seconds, edging Defrasne by 1.1 seconds. Russia's Viktor Maigurov overcame two penalty rounds from misses to finish third, nine seconds back.