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4-time Olympic champion Ammann eyes 2022 Winter Games

Four-time Olympic ski jumping champion Simon Ammann will try to go for another gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

The 38-year-old Ammann, who would be 40 at the time of the next games, won both individual ski jumping gold medals at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. He also swept the normal hill and large hill titles at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

“I am convinced that I will get excellent results again,” Ammann said in a statement released by the Swiss team on Wednesday.

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday Feb. 10, 2002, Switzerland's Simon Ammann celebrates his Olympic gold medal in Salt Lake City, USA. Ammann won the K90 ski jumping event. His first round's jump was the longest at 98 meters. Four-time Olympic ski jumping champion Simon Ammann said Wednesday April 8, 2020, he aims to continue his career through the 2022 Beijing Olympics, when he will be aged 40. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings, FILE)

Ammann last won on the World Cup circuit in November 2014, and got his last podium result two years ago.

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