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Double Gold medal success for Austria in Men and Women’s Individual Nordic Combined at Lausanne 2020

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Location: Nordic Centre, Les Tuffes, France and Lausanne, Switzerland

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Austria enjoyed gold medal success in both men and women’s events of the Nordic Combined Individual events of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) at Les Tuffes Nordic Centre in the French Alps.

A brilliant cross-country stage from Austria’s Lisa Hirner secured her gold in the Women’s event.

16-year old Hirner, who is from Eisenerz, was lying in fourth place after the ski-jumping stage. But she was only calculated as being 0.23 seconds behind the leader for the start of the cross-country stage.

Hirner won easily over the 4km course finishing 3.2 seconds ahead of silver medallist Ayane Miyazaki of Japan in a time of 11 minutes 48.4 seconds. Germany’s Jenny Nowak won bronze.

Stefan Rettenegger of Austria was the convincing gold medal winner of the Men’s event.

After the ski jumping, his score from the judges was converted into a narrow time advantage for the cross-country stage. But it was one he was never likely to relinquish storming into a 13 second lead over the eventual silver medallist, Sebastian Oestvold of Norway, at the 2km mark.

Oestvold eventually faded with Finland’s Perttu Reponen trying to challenge Rettenegger for gold. It was a futile struggle. The Austrian had too much of an advantage, winning by 13.8 seconds in 14 minutes 45.8 seconds from silver medalist Reponen. Oestvold won bronze.

 

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