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Fidjestoeil Wins Ski-Flying Race

Associated Press

Ole-Gunnar Fidjestoel Sunday won a ski-flying race Sunday, the next-to-last event in the World Ski Jumping Cup competition.

The reigning world ski flying champion soared 178 meters in the first heat, the farthest distance of the day, missing his hill record by only five meters.

Fidjestoel’s series of 178, 159 and 129 meters gave him a total of 356.10 points, with American Mike Holland second with jumps of 176, 158 and 153 for 355 points.

Third was Jan Bokloev of Sweden, who previously had clinched first place in the overall World Cup standings. Bokloev had jumps of 143, 165 and 174 meters, and 353.70 points.

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