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Topic - Eric Frenzel
Johannes Rydzek won his third Nordic combined World Cup event on Saturday while his German teammate Eric Frenzel remained top of the overall standings.
Johannes Rydzek of Germany won his second Nordic combined World Cup event Thursday, and German teammate Eric Frenzel maintained his lead in the overall standings.
Johannes Rydzek of Germany won his first Nordic combined World Cup event Friday at the Lahti Ski Games, with Eric Frenzel maintaining his lead in the overall standings.
Joergen Graabak delivered a long awaited Olympic gold medal for the nation that pioneered Nordic combined, then added another victory for good measure to help Norway restore its status in the sport.
After failing to win a medal at the Vancouver Olympics, the country that spawned Nordic combined more than 125 years ago made quite a comeback in Sochi.
Normal hill gold medal winner Eric Frenzel of Germany will start Tuesday's Nordic combined large hill final despite a virus.
It had been a long time coming for Norway, the birthplace of Nordic combined.
Eric Frenzel has seven wins in 11 starts on the Nordic combined World Cup circuit this season, and backed that up with a gold medal in the normal hill last week at the Sochi Olympics.
Normal hill gold medalist Eric Frenzel has a virus and a high temperature and could miss Tuesday's Nordic combined large hill final at the Sochi Olympics.
It was a clear, sunny day in the mountains at the Sochi Olympics on Sunday, which may have been a factor for the high number of Nordic combined athletes who opted out of practice on the large hill ski jump.
Nordic combined athlete Evgeniy Klimov, under consideration by the Russian Olympic Committee to replace an injured ski jumping teammate, put on quite a show Saturday on a spring-like opening day of training for the large hill at the Sochi Games.
With one Nordic combined gold medal already tucked in his suitcase to take back to Germany, Eric Frenzel begins his quest for a second when official training begins Saturday for the individual large hill at the Sochi Olympics.
The gold market enjoyed big gains at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday, getting an unexpected boost from the women's downhill.
Akito Watabe knows what it's like to be close to Eric Frenzel - and yet so far.
After dominating Nordic combined for the past two years, Eric Frenzel wasn't about to have a letdown on his sport's biggest stage.
"I felt really much better than the last competition," Frenzel said after Germany finished second in the team event. "My body felt today really good. For me it was a perfect Olympic Games: two medals - one gold, one silver."
"I felt really much better than the last competition," said Frenzel, the World Cup leader. "My body felt today really good. For me it was a perfect Olympic Games: two medals - one gold, one silver."