Koudelka defies weather for Lillehammer win

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Czech Republic's Roman Koudelka celebrates winnng the Ski Jumping World Cup Large Hill event at Lillehammer. Photo: Cornelius Poppe/NTB Scanpix/AFP
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Roman Koudelka of the Czech Republic clinched his second World Cup win of the season when he triumphed at Lillehammer where the competition was cut short due to high winds.

Koudelka's win also allowed him to take over as the overall leader in the World Cup after five rounds.

His 153.9 points on Sunday from a jump of 140m was enough to see off Slovenia's Peter Prevc (149.9 pts) and Austria's Michael Hayboeck (149.4).

Four-time Olympic champion Simon Ammann of Switzerland was fifth with 147 points while Saturday's winner Gregor Schlierenzauer was a disappointing 13th.

Results (only one jump due to poor weather conditions):

1. Roman Koudelka (CZE) 153.9 pts (140.0 m),

2. Peter Prevc (SLO) 149.9 pts (139.0 m),

3. Michael Hayboeck (AUT) 149.4 pts (141.5 m),

4. Severin Freund (GER) 148.2 pts (136.0 m),

5. Simon Ammann (SUI) 147.0 pts (142.0 m)


13. Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) 136.8 pts (132.5 m)

World Cup standings (after five rounds):

1. Roman Koudelka (CZE) 290 pts,

2. Simon Ammann (SUI) 281,

3. Anders Fannemel (NOR) 250,

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4. Peter Prevc (SLO) 249,

5. Michael Hayboeck (AUT) 239,

6. Noriaki Kasai (JPN) 236


9. Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) 165

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