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Nordic skiing comes home with mixed team gold for Norway at the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020

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Location: Les Tuffes Nordic Centre, France & Vallée de Joux Cross-Country Centre, Switzerland

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Norway is the home of Nordic skiing and appropriately enough its Nordic combined mixed team NH/4×3.3km took the final gold on offer in the sport at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020.

After the ski jumping stage of the competition at Les Tuffes Nordic Centre in the French Alps, Norway’s combined score of 485.2 was converted into a 12 second advantage over their nearest rivals from Austria.

It was then a short hop across the border for the cross-country in Switzerland’s Vallée de Joux. Their four 17-year-old athletes competing in the cross-country stage, Gyda Westvold-Hansen, Sebastian Oestvold, Maria Melling and Nikolai Holmboe, comfortably held on to their lead.

Their teammates sitting it out after the jumping stage, 16-year-old Nora Midtsundstad and 17-year-old Iver Olaussen were able to relax and cheer their compatriots home.

Holmboe, gold medallist in the men’s cross-country skiing cross free and silver medallist in men’s cross-country skiing sprint free, brought his team home to victory with a time of 29:20.5, a winning margin of 1:19.3.

Austria came home second to win silver. Italy took the bronze.

Teams were made up of six athletes from the same National Olympic Committee (NOC); one male and one female cross-Country skier, one male and one female ski jumper, and one male and one female Nordic combined athlete.

The event consists of one trial and one scored ski jump on the normal hill (NH) for four team members (female ski jumper, female Nordic combined athlete, male Nordic combined athlete, male ski jumper), and a 4×3.3km cross-country relay free technique race for four team members (female cross-country skier, female Nordic combined athlete, male cross-country skier male Nordic combined athlete).

The ski jumping part of the event must take place before the cross-country race as the ski jumping results (differences in points) are converted into time differences to establish the cross-country starting order.

 

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