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Whistler (AFP) - Swiss ski-jumper Simon Ammann won the first gold medal of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games on Saturday, and the third of his career, when he clinched victory in the normal hill.
Poland's Adam Malysz took silver with Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer claiming bronze.
Ammann earned a two-jump total of 276.5 points with his second jump of 108m the longest of the day.
The 28-year-old Swiss also won gold in the normal and large hill competitions at Salt Lake City in 2002.
Malysz took silver with 269.5 points while Schlierenzauer, making his Olympic debut, secured bronze with 268.