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Saturday, February 20, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Simon Ammann wins record 4th ski jump gold

[via CBC Sports] Simon Ammann warmed up with an Olympic record before going where no ski jumper has gone before.

The 28-year-old from Switzerland became the first-ever ski jumper to win four individual gold medals at the Winter Games with a sensational performance at Whistler Olympic Park on Saturday afternoon.

Ammann turned in a jump of 138 metres in the final of the men's individual long hill (140-metre) competition after his 144m effort in the first round earlier Saturday to shatter the old Olympic mark of 141m. (...continue reading....)

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