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Frenzel claims Germany's sixth gold at PyeongChang Olympics

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snatched Germany's sixth gold at the PyeongChang by winning the men's Nordic combined individual at the Alpensia cross-country centre here on Wednesday.

Taking the fifth place after a jump of 106.5 metres, Frenzel finished the 10 km cross-country in a time of 24 minutes and 51.4 seconds to take his second straight Olympic gold, reports

Japanese Akito Watabe, the Sochi silver medallist, finished 4.8 seconds behind to be second again, followed by of in 25:09.5.

The Nordic combined is comprised of two portions of ski jumping and cross-country

The overall winner said: "I think after the jump I was in a really great position. I knew it was a good jump.

I was a little bit lucky with the wind. That was one of the big reasons why today you needed quite a little bit of luck so at the end I'm really happy."

Frenzel became the third to successfully defend his title in this event.

"I feel really great. It was quite a hard race because the wind on the track was not so easy and on the last round my goal was to push really hard the last round, the last metres and the last uphill," added Frenzel.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 16:52 IST
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