Nordic Combined: Demong wins in Klingethal


American nordic combined skier Bill Demong won his third World Cup event of the season in Klingethal, Germany today. The win marks the 28-year-old’s sixth career World Cup victory and puts him in fourth place in the cup standings. He finished seventh in the jump event, then sealed the win with a second place finish in the cross country portion.

Frenchman Jason Lamy Chappuis finished second, and the Czech Republic’s Pavel Churravy finished third.

American Johnny Spillane took the day’s final top-ten spot.

The win is a gives Demong good momentum heading into the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, which kick off this Thursday in Liberec, Czech Republic.

American nordic combined skier Bill Demong won his third World Cup event of the season in Klingethal, Germany today. The win marks the 28-year-old’s sixth career World Cup victory and puts him in fourth place in the cup standings. He finished seventh in the jump event, then sealed the win with a second place finish in the cross country portion.

“It was pretty windy, but it was an awesome competition. It was pretty intense – people were going really far, really short – some of it had to do with conditions and some of it had to do with confidence,” Demong said. “It was fun and it’s a good way to end the first weekend back in Europe.”

Frenchman Jason Lamy Chappuis finished second, and the Czech Republic’s Pavel Churravy finished third.

“Billy won today, which is great, but it’s still not even his best. We know that he can jump better,” U.S. nordic combined head coach Dave Jarrett said.

American Johnny Spillane took the day’s final top-ten spot.

“Today confirms we are on the right track not only with Billy, but with Johnny and we’ll see where Todd is when he gets here,” Jarrett said. “Johnny jumped much better than he has been and is closer to being where he’s capable of being.”

The win is a gives Demong good momentum heading into the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, which kick off this Thursday in Liberec, Czech Republic.

“It’s good for confidence, for sure, to finish on a victory here,” Demong said. “It doesn’t really change how I approach the competitions … than hopefully being able, even more, to be on auto pilot.”


Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Result
 1  7  222 DEMONG Bill  1980  USA   27:04.4
 2  2  610 LAMY CHAPPUIS Jason  1986  FRA   27:05.0
 3  1  215 CHURAVY Pavel  1977  CZE   27:06.1
 4  15  973 MOAN Magnus-H.  1983  NOR   27:16.1
 5  3  416 SLAVIK Tomas  1981  CZE   27:19.6
 6  5  1050 FRENZEL Eric  1988  GER   27:29.5
 7  6  1156 KOIVURANTA Anssi  1988  FIN   27:37.0
 8  9  351 EDELMANN Tino  1985  GER   28:07.8
 9  8  252 GRUBER Bernhard  1982  AUT   28:09.3
 10  17  247 SPILLANE Johnny  1980  USA   28:11.4
 11  21  1149 KOKSLIEN Mikko  1985  NOR   28:15.3
 12  19  606 BRAUD Francois  1986  FRA   28:56.6
 13  16  198 TALLUS Jaakko  1981  FIN   28:56.9
 14  18  590 RYDZEK Johannes  1991  GER   28:57.0
 15  11  683 RIAN Espen  1981  NOR   28:58.4
 16  13  609 LAHEURTE Maxime  1985  FRA   29:04.3
 17  12  727 KATO Taihei  1984  JPN   29:04.8
 18  10  214 DENIFL Wilhelm  1980  AUT   29:06.5
 19  25  1003 DVORAK Miroslav  1987  CZE   29:08.7
 20  23  768 MINATO Yusuke  1985  JPN   29:12.1
 21  4  604 ZAUNER David  1985  AUT   29:12.2
 22  27  1650 SCHMID Jan  1983  NOR   29:36.4
 23  31  1015 PICHLMAYER Marco  1987  AUT   29:38.9
 24  28  459 LACROIX Sebastien  1983  FRA   29:39.3
 25  22  981 CAMEROTA Eric  1985  USA   30:05.0
 26  32  1063 WELDE Ruben  1988  GER   30:21.1
 27  26  591 KAMMERLANDER Tobias  1986  AUT   30:24.6
 28  20  1215 WEISS Johannes  1989  AUT   30:31.8
 29  44  1192 DRUML Tomaz  1988  AUT   30:37.2
 30  41  1164 FELISAZ Jonathan  1985  FRA   30:48.6
 31  37  217 HETTICH Georg  1978  GER   30:52.7
 32  49  1136 WATABE Akito  1988  JPN   31:03.7
 33  36  1300 DUENKEL Michael  1989  GER   31:07.9
 34  51  1067 FLETCHER Bryan  1986  USA   31:44.9
 35  40  694 VODSEDALEK Ales  1985  CZE   31:55.9
 36  54  249 MYSLICKI Jason  1977  CAN   32:06.6
 37  34  653 ENGLERT Toni  1988  GER   32:12.3
 38  35  357 SOBOLEV Ivan  1983  BLR   32:24.5
 39  30  1689 NABEEV Niyaz  1989  RUS   32:49.1
 40  56  1151 KAMENEV Anton  1986  RUS   33:04.3
 41  48  1469 MAKA Marcin  1985  POL   34:03.3
 42  52  1485 NURMSALU Kaarel  1991  EST   34:29.1
 43  59  1548 HAERTULL Jim  1990  FIN   34:33.4
 44  55  1228 LEETOJA Aldo  1988  EST   LAP
Did not start
   58  349 HURSCHLER Seppi  1983  SUI   
   57  1531 SOKOLENKO Konstantin  1987  KAZ   
   53  257 KIRCHEISEN Bjoern  1983  GER   
   50  621 HOLLENSTEIN Michael  1984  SUI   
   47  291 FIRN Johannes  1990  GER   
   46  715 ORANIC Mitja  1986  SLO   
   45  960 MASLENNIKOV Sergej  1982  RUS   
   43  677 TUSS Stefan  1988  GER   
   43  216 TAKAHASHI Daito  1980  JPN   
   42  294 GUENTER Andreas  1988  GER   
   39  1147 POCHWALA Tomasz  1983  POL   
   38  1218 BIERI Joel  1989  SUI   
   33  1534 POLUSHIN Vladimir  1988  KAZ   
   29  205 KOBAYASHI Norihito  1982  JPN   
   24  1152 RYYNAENEN Janne  1988  FIN   
Did not finish
   14  254 MENZ Matthias  1981  GER   

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