Japan's Daiki Ito wins World Cup ski jump event

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SAPPORO, Japan (AP) -- Daiki Ito of Japan edged Norway's Anders Bardal for the first World Cup ski jump victory of his career on Saturday.

Ito finished with 252.6 points after making jumps of 134 and 130 meters on the large hill. Bardal had jumps of 134 and 135 meters but was deducted style points and finished second with 252.5 points.

"My jumps weren't great but the conditions really helped me," Ito said. "I am really happy but next time I'd like to win move convincingly."

In third place was Poland's Kamil Stoch who had jumps of 130 and 127 meters for 247.2 points. Overall World Cup leader Andreas Kofler of Austria was ninth with 228.7 points.