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Large Hill / 10 km, Individual, Men

Date20 February 2018
StatusOlympic
Participants48 from 16 countries
FormatLarge hill ski jumping (one jump) and 10 kilometres skiing. Pursuit-style cross-country race, with skiers leaving in order of their finish in the ski jumping, so that final placement determined by final placement in cross-country ski race.

The large hill favorites were two Germans, Eric Frenzel and Johannes Rydzek. Frenzel had won the last five overall World Cup titles, and was the defending gold medalist, while Rydzek had won four gold medals at the 2017 World Championships. Japan’s Akito Watabe was also considered a medal contender.

Watabe took the lead in the ski phase, followed by Norwegian Jarl Magnus Riiber, while the German triumvirate – Frenzel, Rydzek, and Fabian Rießle – were in fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively, with Austrian Willi Denifl in third.

The ski phase was won by Italy’s Alessandro Pittin, who had been a non-factor in the jump, and would finish only 27th overall. Rießle had the third-fastest ski time, but Rydzek was fourth in ski time, and held on to win the gold medal in a remarkably close finish. The three Germans came to the line almost together, with Rydzek winning by 0.4 seconds over Rießle, with Frenzel another four-tenths back, as Germany swept the medals.

Frenzel had already won gold on the normal hill at PyeongChang and would win another gold in the team event, along with Rydzek and Rießle. Rießle had been the bronze medalist in this event at Sochi, but had finished seventh on the normal hill in PyeongChang, done in by a poor jumping performance.

This was the first ever medal sweep in the Nordic combined team event. It was also only the fifth medal sweep in Nordic combined, and the first in 82 years, after Norway had won all the individual medals, when there was only one event, in 1924, 1928, 1932, and 1936.

PosSkierNOCMarginLarge Hill10 km
1Johannes RydzekGER23:52.5131.2 (5)23:52.5 (1)Gold
2Fabian RießleGER+0.4130.3 (6)23:52.9 (2)Silver
3Eric FrenzelGER+0.8132.9 (4)23:53.3 (3)Bronze
4Jarl Magnus RiiberNOR+2.8138.6 (2)23:55.3 (4)
5Akito WatabeJPN+12.5138.9 (1)24:05.0 (5)
6Eero HirvonenFIN+22.1127.9 (7)24:14.6 (6)
7Vinzenz GeigerGER+50.1124.0 (9)24:42.6 (7)
8Willi DeniflAUT+1:02.1135.0 (3)24:54.6 (8)
9Lukas KlapferAUT+1:22.8123.0 (10)25:15.3 (9)
10Jørgen GraabakNOR+1:24.8110.9 (19)25:17.3 (10)
11Jan SchmidNOR+1:27.2107.9 (22)25:19.7 (11)
12Hideaki NagaiJPN+1:27.7121.0 (13)25:20.2 (12)
13Mario SeidlAUT+1:28.5116.5 (14)25:21.0 (13)
14Maxime LaheurteFRA+1:30.3122.6 (11)25:22.8 (14)
15François BraudFRA+1:32.1112.6 (17)25:24.6 (15)
16Go YamamotoJPN+1:39.7124.5 (8)25:32.2 (16)
17Bryan FletcherUSA+1:42.9107.8 (23)25:35.4 (17)
18Ilkka HerolaFIN+1:53.7103.6 (28)25:46.2 (18)
19Tomáš PortykCZE+2:02.4111.5 (18)25:54.9 (19)
20Yoshito WatabeJPN+2:15.4110.6 (20)26:07.9 (20)
21Berni GruberAUT+2:35.898.5 (30)26:28.3 (21)
22Espen AndersenNOR+2:44.3105.6 (25)26:36.8 (22)
23Viktor PasichnykUKR+2:47.1108.2 (21)26:39.6 (23)
24Tim HugSUI+2:48.0104.6 (27)26:40.5 (24)
25Szczepan KupczakPOL+2:48.8122.1 (12)26:41.3 (25)
26Miroslav DvořákCZE+3:06.899.9 (29)26:59.3 (26)
27Alessandro PittinITA+3:08.482.2 (40)27:00.9 (27)
28Kristjan IlvesEST+3:15.8114.0 (16)27:08.3 (28)
29Paweł SłowiokPOL+3:23.893.2 (32)27:16.3 (29)
30Jason Lamy-ChappuisFRA+3:25.094.9 (31)27:17.5 (30)
31Leevi MutruFIN+3:25.881.9 (41)27:18.3 (31)
32Antoine GerardFRA+3:27.885.5 (36)27:20.3 (32)
33Adam CieślarPOL+3:30.989.8 (33)27:23.4 (33)
34Raffaele BuzziITA+3:34.087.9 (35)27:26.5 (34)
35Ernest YakhinROC+3:42.6114.1 (15)27:35.1 (35)
36Lukas RunggaldierITA+3:44.277.9 (45)27:36.7 (36)
37Ondřej PažoutCZE+3:54.9105.2 (26)27:47.4 (37)
38Arttu MäkiahoFIN+4:08.881.7 (42)28:01.3 (38)
39Ben BerendUSA+4:28.2105.8 (24)28:20.7 (39)
40Ben LoomisUSA+4:38.881.6 (43)28:31.3 (40)
41Marjan JelenkoSLO+4:43.284.4 (37)28:35.7 (41)
42Vid VrhovnikSLO+4:57.983.4 (38)28:50.4 (42)
43Jasper GoodUSA+5:50.272.7 (46)29:42.7 (43)
44Aaron KostnerITA+5:56.071.2 (47)29:48.5 (44)
45Karl-August TiirmaaEST+6:09.589.3 (34)30:02.0 (45)
46Lukáš DaněkCZE+6:44.678.7 (44)30:37.1 (46)
47Park Je-EonKOR+7:36.360.4 (48)31:28.8 (47)
ACWojciech MarusarzPOL82.3 (39)– (AC)DNF