LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer earned the 41st ski jump World Cup victory of his career by a tiny margin Sunday after putting down the longest leap of the day in Lillehammer.
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 by one-tenth of a point.
Schlierenzauer finished with 275.5 points, compared with 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 third with 269.4 points, while the winner of Saturday's event, Germany's Severin Freund, ended up in 16th due to a bad first jump.