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Lightweight Jens Weissflog of East Germany, who began his...

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, West Germany -- Lightweight Jens Weissflog of East Germany, who began his run to the Olympic gold and World Cup title here a year ago, was the only ski jumper Tuesday to go past 100 meters as he won the second 90-meter event in the Four-hills (Intersport) Springertournee.

Weissflog went 98 meters to take the first round lead and then soared to 102.5 meters on his final jump for an easy victory in his first meet of the season with 210.1 points.

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Jari Puikkonen of Finland, who earned the Olympic 70-meter bronze medal while Weissflog took the gold in Sarajevo, was runnerup with jumps of 96.5 and 98.5 meters for 197.9 points. Klaus Ostwald, another East German, was third with 196.6 points.

Hroar Stjernan of Norway finished fourth and Canadian Horst Bulau, who won the 1981 Garmisch meet, finished fifth in the field of 95 jumpers.

A crowd of about 15,000 watched the meet, which began in light snow but concluded under cloudy skies at the 1936 Winter Olympic stadium.

Officials lowered the start for jumpers from the fourth to the third gate midway through the training round as a safety precaution because competitors threatened to outjump the hill, landing in the flatter part of the out-run.

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'It was very difficult for all of the jumpers because of the lower speed, but I was concerned because I am not very heavy,' said the 132-pound Weissflog.

'There was not any room for anyone to make any technical mistakes because the lower speed meant you did not go so far,' he added through an interpreter.

Weissflog's triumph broke the five-meet victory string of the Austrian team. Andreas Felder, who was 11th in the New Year's Day meet, won the first four world meets, and Ernst Vettori, who was 10th here, took the opening Springertournee meet Sunday in Oberstdorf.

Felder remains stop the World Cup standings with 115 points, while Puikkonen moved into second place with 84 on the strength of three seconds and two fourth place finishes. Vettori is third with 82.

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