Results in for Nordic combined at the Winter Games in Sochi - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Results in for Nordic combined at the Winter Games in Sochi

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -

The Norwegian ski team turned disappointment in Vancouver to Olympic gold in Sochi.

Cross-country ski specialist Magnus Moan made up a 25-second deficit on the first leg and Norway outdueled Germany and defending champion Austria to win Olympic gold in the Nordic combined team event Thursday.

Norwegian skiers failed to win a medal at the Vancouver Olympics.  Norway spawned Nordic combined more than 125 years ago.

Final-leg skier Joergen Graabak, who won gold on Tuesday in the individual large hill event, outsprinted German rival Fabian Riessle in the final 100 meters to give Norway the victory by three-tenths of a second.

Two-time defending champion Austria took the bronze, 3.4 seconds behind.

Germany took an early lead when all four of its competitors, including normal hill gold medalist Eric Frenzel, jumped 125 meters or better - the only team to do so.

 

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