Germany’s Frenzel wins 2nd Nordic combined event in two days

Eric Frenzel won a gold medal in Sochi.

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Olympic champion Eric Frenzel of Germany won his second Nordic combined World Cup event in as many days Saturday after beating Austria’s Bernhard Gruber on the final 100 meters of the 10-kilometer cross-country race.

Frenzel accelerated with the finish in sight and clocked 25 minutes, 54.7 seconds to beat Gruber by 2.9 seconds. Tino Edelmann of Germany placed third, 14.7 behind Frenzel.

Edelmann won the ski jumping portion and, after starting first, led the cross-country race for the first seven kilometers.

Frenzel also won Friday’s first event of the so-called Nordic Combined Triple, a format which adds the results of three straight competitions. Only the top-30 finishers of Saturday’s event will be allowed to start in the final competition, which consists of two ski jumps and a 15K cross-country race.