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Slovenia wins ski jump World Cup team event

November 23, 2013

KLINGENTHAL, Germany (AP) — Robert Kranjec soared 141.5 meters for the longest effort of the day to help give Slovenia the victory in a shortened opening event of the ski jump World Cup season Saturday.

Strong winds forced organizers to shorten the team event to one heat and Slovenia won with a combined total of 540.6 points for its foursome.

Germany was second with 528.3 points, with Andreas Wank producing a jump of 138.5 meters.

Reruhi Shimizu and Taku Takeuchi led Japan with jumps of 133.5 meters each to secure third place for their team with 523.6 points.

An individual competition is scheduled for Sunday.

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