Nordic Combined: Demong wins in Whistler


American Bill Demong won a World Cup nordic combined competition today at the Whistler Olympic Park in Whister, BC. He followed up a second-place, 134.0meter jump with a time of 25.07.9 in the 10K cross country race. Demong started 29 seconds after jump winner, Finn Anssi Koivuranta but overtook him for the victory.
American Bill Demong won a World Cup nordic combined competition today at the Whistler Olympic Park in Whister, BC. He followed up a second-place, 134.0meter jump with a time of 25.07.9 in the 10K cross country race. Demong started 29 seconds after jump winner, Finn Anssi Koivuranta but overtook him for the victory.

Koivuranta finished second to hang on to his lead in the standings, followed by German Bjoern Kircheisen in third.

Demong’s results is the four-time Olympian’s fifth career World Cup win and his second of the season. He is now second in the World Cup standings.

“I feel great,” said Demong. “This win is really two things. This is obviously the pre-Olympic World Cup so it’s important to know these venues as well as possible before we come next year. And it’s also the last weekend before I get a couple weeks off. It’s been a long season so far and I’m looking forward to the break and this is a good start to it.”

Also scoring points for the U.S. were teammates Todd Lodwick in 10th, Johnny Spillane in 22nd and Brett Camerota in 31st.

Demong felt right at home in the venue that will host all the nordic events during the Vancouver Games. “This is a world-class facility,” said Demong. “The hill is great. The cross country course is good for both skiers and spectators because the course is challenging and you can see it from the stands.”

Another World Cup nordic combined contest will be held at the same location tomorrow.


Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Result
 1  2  222 DEMONG Bill  1980  USA   25:07.9
 2  1  1156 KOIVURANTA Anssi  1988  FIN   25:26.3
 3  12  257 KIRCHEISEN Bjoern  1983  GER   25:40.2
 4  5  8 STECHER Mario  1977  AUT   25:40.5
 5  14  973 MOAN Magnus-H.  1983  NOR   25:41.0
 6  10  351 EDELMANN Tino  1985  GER   25:41.4
 7  6  610 LAMY CHAPPUIS Jason  1986  FRA   25:42.0
 8  3  1152 RYYNAENEN Janne  1988  FIN   25:59.5
 9  24  200 HASENEY Sebastian  1978  GER   26:02.4
 10  21  27 LODWICK Todd  1976  USA   26:03.3
 11  18  1650 SCHMID Jan  1983  NOR   26:07.7
 12  15  592 KLAPFER Lukas  1985  AUT   26:11.6
 13  9  198 TALLUS Jaakko  1981  FIN   26:13.6
 14  22  459 LACROIX Sebastien  1983  FRA   26:16.7
 15  7  252 GRUBER Bernhard  1982  AUT   26:19.4
 16  20  1029 PITTIN Alessandro  1990  ITA   26:27.6
 17  13  606 BRAUD Francois  1986  FRA   26:31.5
 18  16  650 BEETZ Tom  1986  GER   26:37.3
 19  25  1149 KOKSLIEN Mikko  1985  NOR   26:53.6
 20  19  419 KLEMETSEN Haavard  1979  NOR   26:58.4
 21  28  203 HEER Ronny  1981  SUI   26:59.1
 22  29  247 SPILLANE Johnny  1980  USA   27:01.6
 23  17  960 MASLENNIKOV Sergej  1982  RUS   27:06.8
 24  8  214 DENIFL Wilhelm  1980  AUT   27:14.4
 25  4  216 TAKAHASHI Daito  1980  JPN   27:30.0
 26  27  591 KAMMERLANDER Tobias  1986  AUT   27:55.8
 27  23  621 HOLLENSTEIN Michael  1984  SUI   28:22.2
 28  31  643 MICHIELLI Giuseppe  1985  ITA   28:28.3
 29  26  590 RYDZEK Johannes  1991  GER   28:57.2
 30  30  1151 KAMENEV Anton  1986  RUS   28:59.7
 31  35  989 CAMEROTA Brett  1985  USA   29:04.4

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