Ski jumpers fly onto winners’ podium

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Anders Jacobsen, one of Norway’s most popular ski jumpers, secured a bronze medal in the World Championships in ski flying on Saturday. On Sunday, the Norwegian team claimed a silver in team competition.

Jacobsen, who got big hugs from his proud parents on hand for the event in Planica, Slovenia, made one jump of 230.5 meters and another of 227.5 meters. That gave the 25-year-old from Hønefoss a place on the podium along with gold-medal winner Simon Ammann of Switzerland (who won at Holmenkollen last weekend) and silver medallist Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria.

“It was a fantastic feeling,” Jacobsen told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). A medal was also important for the entire ski jumping team, “so that the rest of the gang keeps the faith,” jumping chief Clas Brede Bråthen told newspaper Aftenposten

They claimed another medal the next day, when Jacobsen, Bjørn Einar Romøren, Anders Bardal and Johan Remen Evendsen together placed second in team competition. 

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