Host City: Sochi, Russia
Venue(s): RusSki Gorki Jumping Center, Esto-Sadok
Date Started: February 18, 2014
Date Finished: February 18, 2014
Format: Large hill ski jumping (one jump) and 10 kilometres skiing. Pursuit-style cross-country race, with skiers leaving in order of their finish in the ski jumping, so that final placement determined by final placement in cross-country ski race.
In the individual large hill German's [Eric Frenzel] was the favorite as well, but he became ill during Sochi and could not play the same role as in the normal hill competition. He eventually finished 10th as he could not join the final sprint, although he again led the jumping with 139.5 metres. When the 10 km were started, the leading group soon was built from several potential winners including [JÃ¸rgen Graabak], [Magnus Krog], [Magnus Moan] from Norway, the Germans [Fabian RieÃle], [BjÃ¶rn Kircheisen] and [Johannes Rydzek], Austrian [Bernhard Gruber], Japan's [Akito Watabe] and [Jason Lamy-Chappuis] from France.
The closer the group came to the stadium, the harder the attacks were pushed. The three Germans led the group into the stadium looking like clear winners if they could only run aside one another to block the Norwegians from getting through. But in the penultimate turn RieÃle and Rydzek touched each other and the Norwegians ran through the small gap, with Graabak claiming gold and Moan taking silver. Germany's RieÃle could only save the bronze medal, as Kircheisen was left with fourth place in his final competition as he was retiring after Sochi.
|11||Miroslav DvoÅÃ¡k||26||Czech Republic||CZE||+32.6|
|20||Taylor Fletcher||23||United States||USA||+1:17.1|
|22||Bryan Fletcher||27||United States||USA||+1:24.8|
|25||TomÃ¡Å¡ Portyk||17||Czech Republic||CZE||+1:32.3|
|29||TomÃ¡Å¡ SlavÃk||32||Czech Republic||CZE||+2:08.7|
|31||Bill Demong||33||United States||USA||+2:13.8|
|32||Pavel ChuravÃ½||36||Czech Republic||CZE||+2:24.5|
|36||Han Hendrik Piho||20||Estonia||EST||+2:47.5|
|AC||Todd Lodwick||37||United States||USA||DNF|