MEDAL FAVORITES: Frenzel’s main competition in Pyeongchang is likely to come from Norwegians Jan Schmid and Joergen Graabak, who won gold in the large hill event in Sochi.
RISING STARS: Johannes Rydzek. The 26-year-old German skier upstaged Frenzel at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic test events and won four golds at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland, a few weeks later.
A month after being crowned world junior champion in Hinterzarten, Germany, in January of 2010, Rydzek made his Olympic debut in Vancouver and finished on the podium, helping the German quartet win bronze in the team event.
COMEBACK BID: France’s Jason Lamy-Chappuis, the Vancouver 2010 men’s individual normal hill-10K champion, retired after the Sochi Games to train as an airline pilot but is making a comeback at the age of 31 and will compete at Pyeongchang.
Lamy-Chappuis has won 26 individual World Cup events and three consecutive overall World Cup titles between 2010 and 2012. He has won 10 world championship medals in total, including five golds.
The ski jumping competition will take place at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre and the Alpensia Cross-Country Centre, which is located in the Pyeongchang Mountain Cluster.
American to watch
Bryan Fletcher: The Steamboat Springs, Colo., native made his second straight Olympic team by overtaking four competitors at the U.S. Olympic trials and holding off his younger brother Taylor on the 10K cross-country course at Utah Olympic Park. Fletcher, 31, a childhood cancer survivor, was seventh at a World Cup event in Ramsau, Austria, his best individual finish in almost two years, and his win at the trials solidified his position as the top American.