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American special jumper Nick Alexander soars through the air at Whistler Olympic Park today during the ski jumping medal event. Alexander, who qualified along with two teammates for today's medal event, couldn't match his training jump in the first official round Friday and failed to make the final cut, which included the top 30 jumpers in the world. Swiss jumper Simon Ammann won the event.

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Anders Johnson, Nick Alexander and Peter Frenette earned the chance to compete for medals but didn't make it further in Whistler today. Swiss jumper Simon Ammann took home the gold.

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