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Latest update : 2009-02-27

Andreas Kuettel grabbed his first ski jumping world championship title at the age of 30, in Liberec (Czech Republic). The competition was reduced to one leg, owing to bad weather.

AFP - Swiss Andreas Kuettel on Friday won the world ski jumping title on the large hill at Liberec.
  
He edged out Germany's Martin Schmitt and Anders Jacobsen of Norway in a competition reduced to one leg owing to bad weather at the Nordic skiing World Championships.
  
Kuttel jumped 133.5m, Schmitt had 133m while Jacobsen was just behind on 132.5m.
  
Switzerland's Simon Ammann, who was world champion in 2007, was eighth while pre-tournament favourite Gregor Schlierenzauer, the World Cup leader from Austria was out of the medals in fourth.
  
The nordic world championships finish on Saturday with the team's ski-jump event.

Date created : 2009-02-27

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