Norway’s Joergen Graabak produced another trademark late surge to take Olympic gold in the Nordic combined large hill 10-kilometer race on Tuesday after a similar charge came up inches short when he claimed silver in the normal hill last week.

Graabak, the 2014 large hill champion, started the cross-country race in 12th place, a massive two minutes, seven seconds down on compatriot Jarl Magnus Riiber, who was launching an unlikely bid for glory a day after being released from two weeks of COVID-19 isolation.

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