Skiing: High flier

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The Independent Online
Above the city streets flies Hein Arne Mathison, of Norway. But he was on a wing and a prayer - landing unplaced yesterday in the large hill event of the World Cup ski jumping in Sapporo, northern Japan. Best of the 56 birdmen was Jens Weissflog, of Germany.

Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/Reuter

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