21 Feb 2010

Ammann claims record fourth Olympic ski jump gold

12:55 pm on 21 February 2010

Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann won a record fourth individual Olympic title when he captured the large hill event in tough wind conditions in Vancouver.

Ammann made the longest jumps in both rounds for a combined points total of 283.6.

He won the normal hill last week and both hills in the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City.

Poland's Adam Malysz took the silver medal and Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer won bronze.

The same three jumpers finished in the same order on the normal hill.

The previous individual ski jumping medal record was held by Finland's Matti Nykanen, who won the large hill in 1984 and 1988, the normal hill in 1988 and was also part of the winning four-man team in 1988.