2010 Winter Olympics

Nordic combined: Eric Frenzel planning to soar even higher

Nordic combined: Eric Frenzel planning to soar even higher

Five-time World Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist Eric Frenzel will be aiming to continue his dominance of Nordic combined at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The 29-year-old German won the normal hill event in Sochi and finished 10th in the large hill competition after falling ill. He came back to help Germany win silver in the team event.

The only athlete to win both the normal and large hill events at one Olympics was Finland’s Samppa Lajunen, who did it at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City.

Lajunen claimed a third gold that year as a member of Finland’s 4x5-kilometer team.

Over a 10-year career on the World Cup circuit, Frenzel has 42 individual wins and eight...

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