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USA's Billy Demong, #31, is followed closely by teammate Bryan Fletcher as they compete in the Sochi Olympics Nordic Combined Normal Hill/10km today. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia
USA's Billy Demong, #31, is followed closely by teammate Bryan Fletcher as they compete in the Sochi Olympics Nordic Combined Normal Hill/10km today. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia

Sochi: Demong finishes 24th in Nordic combined

In his first Sochi event, Vermontville Nordic combined gold medalist Bill Demong finished in 24th place.

In jumping and skiing competition early this morning east coast time, Demong finished 1:49 behind the gold medal winner.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

Demong finished the jumping portion of the event with a one minute and thirty second penalty, which means that he started the 10k run well after the top jumpers.

In past races, Demong, a famously strong skier, has managed to close the gap. But race conditions have been tough in Sochi, with soft, deep snow.

USA's Billy Demong jumps over the rings in the Sochi Olympics Nordic Combined Normal Hill/10km 2/12/14. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia
USA's Billy Demong jumps over the rings in the Sochi Olympics Nordic Combined Normal Hill/10km 2/12/14. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia

USA's Billy Demong rides the runout of ski jump landing hill as he competes in the Sochi Olympics Nordic Combined Normal Hill/10km 2/12/14. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia
USA's Billy Demong rides the runout of ski jump landing hill as he competes in the Sochi Olympics Nordic Combined Normal Hill/10km 2/12/14. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia

Demong has at least two more chances to medal in Sochi as the games continue.

Meanwhile, American Nordic combined skiers Todd Lodwick jumped in this morning's event, but failed to start in the cross-country race.

It's still unclear why Lodwick, who carried the flag for the US in opening ceremonies on Friday, didn't ski the course.

Find all of NCPR's reporting on the North Country in Sochi here, and find even more on Twitter at #NCPROlympics.

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