• Kyodo


Norway’s Jarl Magnus Riiber earned his 35th Nordic Combined World Cup win in Germany on Saturday, just managing to hold off Japan’s fast-finishing Akito Watabe in a sprint to the line.

Riiber started the 10-kilometer cross-country ski leg in Klingenthal, with a six-second advantage over Watabe, finishing the season’s penultimate race in 26 minutes, 25.5 seconds. Watabe crossed just 0.7 seconds behind.

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