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Morgenstern fails in bid for record 7th straight win in World Cup ski jumping

Morgenstern fails in bid for record 7th straight win in World Cup ski jumping

Thomas Morgenstern failed to win a record seventh straight event in World Cup ski jumping after coming third Sunday.
The Olympic champion was beaten by Andreas Kuettel of Switzerland, who won with jumps of 125.5 and 136 meters in the large hill for 252.7 points.
Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer was second with 248.9 points after jumps of 124.5 and 136.
Morgenstern came third with 124.5 and 135 meters for 246.6 points, ending the chance to break the record for most consecutive victories at any time.
Ahead of the two-day meet, Morgenstern had already become the first skier to post five straight victories at the start of the season _ and he extended this to six in Engelberg on Saturday. That also tied him with Finland's Matti Hautamaki and Janne Ahonen for the most midseason wins in a row.
Morgenstern leads the overall World Cup standings with 660 points. Schlierenzauer is second with 429 points, followed by Wolfgang Loitzl of Austria with 300. Kuettel moves up to seventh with 227 points.
"I'm happy with my performance and of course it's best when you're at home," Kuettel told Swiss television.


Updated : 2021-04-11 22:05 GMT+08:00