Registration was successful!
Please follow the link from the email sent to

Norway’s Graabak Wins Nordic Combined Gold

© RIA Novosti . Alexei Malgavko / Go to the photo bankJoergen Graabak (C)
Joergen Graabak (C) - Sputnik International
Subscribe
Norwegian outsider Joergen Graabak upset the favorites to win the gold medal in the Nordic combined large hill and 10 kilometer event at the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday.

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia, February 18 (R-Sport) – Norwegian outsider Joergen Graabak upset the favorites to win the gold medal in the Nordic combined large hill and 10 kilometer event at the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday.

Graabak had never before won an individual medal at a major championships, but won by 0.6 seconds from fellow Norwegian and double Olympic medalist Magnus Moan in a sprint finish. Fabian Riessle was third for Germany, a second further back.

German Eric Frenzel had been chasing a second gold medal in Sochi and led after the opening ski jump stage of Tuesday’s race, but his struggled with a virus in the run-up to the event seemed to have left him depleted in the cross-country skiing and he finished 10th.

Nordic combined events begin with ski jumping, after which athletes' results are calculated into time advantages for the cross-country skiing stage according to a system known as the Gundersen formula.

© RIA NovostiNordic Combined
Nordic Combined - Sputnik International
Nordic Combined

 

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала