Austria’s Schlierenzauer wins ski jump World Cup



LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — Austria’s Gregor Schlierenzauer earned the 41st ski jump World Cup victory of his career by a slim margin Sunday.

Schlierenzauer jumped 141 meters in the first round and followed it up with a 137-meter effort in the second, which was just enough to hold off second-place finisher Anders Fannemel of Norway.

Schlierenzauer finished with 275.5 points to 275.4 for Fannemel, who had the day’s second best jump of 140 meters.

It was the first podium finish of Fannemel’s career.

Thomas Morgenstern of Austria came in third with 269.4 points, while the winner of Saturday’s event, Germany’s Severin Freund, finished in 16th because of a bad first jump.