Germany claims victory in Nordic Combined team competition
Nordic Combined men had a team competition today with HS100 and 4×5 km skiing.
Germany won the ski jumping with 460.7 points before Norway and Austria. Julian Schmid from Germany jumped the strongest with 118.9 point jump.
Norway left the cross country 13 seconds behind Germany. Norwegian Aleksander Skoglund caught Germany quite fast and came to the exchange first.
For a long time it seemed like Team Norway would take the win. However, during the third round Norway dropped to the fifth place. Norway’s coach Carlo Brömel told the press that their third skier, Jens Luraas Oftebro, has been sick and that showed in the skiing today. Austria took the lead, Germany leaving for the fourth round only ten seconds behind them.
Germany’s Schmid caught Austria’s Marc Luis Rainer on the last round and skied to the win.
– I tried everything to catch the Austrian guy. On the second lap I caught him. On the last hill I gave my everything, Schmid told the press.
Norway’s last member Andreas Skoglund skied the last part strongly and came second to the finish line, 14.3 seconds behind Germany. Austria won bronze being 22.5 seconds behind the winner team.
Nordic Combined men will compete again on Sunday with HS100 and 10 kilometer cross country race.
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