Sport in Short: Ski Jumping

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AUSTRIAN Martin Hollwarth won the 70-metre event yesterday on the opening day of the World Cup competition in Sapporo, Japan. The Albertville Olympic silver medallist jumped 88.5m and 92m at the Miyanomori Schanze facility, scoring a total of 232.8 points for his first victory of the season. The defending champion, Werner Rathmayr, also of Austria, placed second with an 88m jump and then a 92.5m leap, the day's longest.

WORLD CUP COMPETITION (Sapporo, Japan): Normal hill: 1 M Hollwarth (Aut) 232.8pts (88.5 and 92m); 2 W Rathmayr (Aut) 229.8 points (88/92.5); 3 S Delaup (Fr) 227.3 (90/88); 4 A Higashi (Japan) 225.6 (88/90.5); 5 N Jean-Prost (Fr) 221.6 (84.5/91.5); 6 B Myrbakken (Nor) 221.5 (86.5/91); 7 J Sakala (Cz) 218.9 (85/91.5); 8 C Moser (Aut) 216.0 (85.5/89.5); 9 C Duffner (Ger) 212.1 (85/88.5); 10 W Haim (Aut) 211.9 (85.5/86). Leading overall World Cup standings: 1 Rathmayr 90pts; 2 Hollwarth 37; 3 U Franc (Slov) 33; 4 A Goldberger (Aut) 32; 5 Delaup 31.

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