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Norway's Petter Tande wins World Cup Nordic combined

Norway's Petter Tande wins World Cup Nordic combined

Petter Tande used strong cross-country skiing to win a World Cup Nordic Combined event Friday.
The 22-year-old Norwegian was seventh after the ski jumping portion but finished the 15-kilometer cross-country race in 37 minutes, 11.9 seconds to hold off German duo Eric Frenzel and Ronny Ackermann.
Ackermann, a World Cup overall winner in 2002 and 2003, leads the overall standings with 1,200 points ahead of Bill Demong of the United States (863) and Tande (833) with three events left.
David Zauner of Austria won the ski jumping portion but finished 19th.
Demong only ranked 28th in the jumping, and finished 12th.
"I hit the jump too early and got punished for distance, and my skiing was not the strongest," Demong said.
Four-time overall champion Hannu Manninen of Finland finished fourth after strong skiing. Manninen has not won a race this season, and missed six races due to illness, taking him out of contention for a fifth straight overall title.


Updated : 2020-12-01 07:29 GMT+08:00