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Nordic Worlds: Nordic combined jumps postponed

Officials at the 2009 Nordic Ski World Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic, postponed the jumping leg of a nordic combined competition today. High winds forced organizers to reschedule the jumps.

Americans Todd Lodwick and Bill Demong finished the cross country leg of the event in first and third, respectively. 
 
“It was a little bit of a bummer. We were excited about getting this competition finished tonight. We felt like we were in a good spot with Todd and Billy’s races,” U.S. nordic combined head coach Dave Jarrett said. “Even if we could have had just one jump tonight and just finished it, that would have been great.”

“The wind was OK in the trial run. Both Billy and Todd jumped OK in the trial round, but it was all over the place when they started the final round. It just kept getting more outside of the limits they would allow for competition and they had no choice but to cancel,” Jarrett said. “It’s a little bit hard to deal with, but we deal with it often so that the guys are trained well at handling it.”

Organizers have not yet decided when the competition will resume.

Officials at the 2009 Nordic Ski World Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic, postponed the jumping leg of a nordic combined competition today. High winds forced organizers to reschedule the jumps.

Americans Todd Lodwick and Bill Demong finished the cross country leg of the event in first and third, respectively. 
 
“It was a little bit of a bummer. We were excited about getting this competition finished tonight. We felt like we were in a good spot with Todd and Billy’s races,” U.S. nordic combined head coach Dave Jarrett said. “Even if we could have had just one jump tonight and just finished it, that would have been great.”

“The wind was OK in the trial run. Both Billy and Todd jumped OK in the trial round, but it was all over the place when they started the final round. It just kept getting more outside of the limits they would allow for competition and they had no choice but to cancel,” Jarrett said. “It’s a little bit hard to deal with, but we deal with it often so that the guys are trained well at handling it.”

Organizers have not yet decided when the competition will resume.

For complete results from the cross country race click here.

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