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Demong wins gold, Spillane takes another silver

Skiers finish 1-2 in final Nordic event

Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong

How it happened

The Americans and their positions at each leg of the 10-kilometer race Thursday

Start

Leader: Austria’s Bernhard Gruber

2. Johnny Spillane, +34 seconds

6. Billy Demong, +46

13. Todd Lodwick, +1:13

46. Taylor Fletcher, +5:56

■ 1.7-kilometer mark

Leader: Gruber

2. Spillane, +23.9

3. Demong, +24.4

8. Lodwick, +58.6

NA Fletcher

■ 2.5-kilometer mark

Leader: Gruber

2. Spillane, +13.7

3. Demong, +14.0

8. Lodwick, +51.1

46. Fletcher, +5:33.5

■ 4.2-kilometer mark

Leader: Gruber

2. Demong, +0.8

3. Spillane, +1.3

8. Lodwick, +45.4

NA Fletcher

■ 5-kilometer mark

Leader: Spillane

2. Demong, +0.6

3. Gruber, +1.0

8. Lodwick, +41.3

45. Fletcher, +5:45.2

■ 6.7-kilometer mark

Leader: Spillane

2. Demong, +0.3

3. Gruber, +0.8

4. Lodwick, +46.2

■ 7.5-kilometer mark

Leader: Demong

2. Spillane, +0.3

3. Gruber, +0.8

5. Lodwick, +49.4

NA Fletcher

■ 9.2-kilometer mark

Leader: Demong

2. Gruber, +0.3

3. Spillane, +0.8

11. Lodwick, +49.2

■ Finish

Winner: Demong

2. Spillane, +4.0

3. Gruber, +10.8

13. Lodwick, +1:10.3

45. Fletcher, +6:40.6





Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong, right, shares the stage at Whistler Olympic Celebration Plaza with his teammate Johnny Spillane. The pair dominated Thursday's large hill individual Gundersen event. Steamboat's Spillane, who was second in the normal hill individual Gundersen event Feb. 14, earned the silver to cap off the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team's best showing at an Olympics. The pair also earned silver in the Nordic combined team event Tuesday along with Brett Camerota and Todd Lodwick.
John F. Russell