Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Nordic combined is an interesting sport. I went to see it with Dawn on February 25th. The sport consists of a single ski jump (or in our case, 30 of the 46 competitors jumped, then they decided to have everyone jump again). Each jump is scored based on a combination of distance and landing style. For each point behind the leader an athlete is, they are delayed by 4.5 seconds (or something like that) in the cross country race. The worst jumpers ended up being almost 5 minutes behind in the 10k cross country ski race. The USA had never won a gold in Nordic Combined before. This year we took gold and silver. See all the photos of this historic event.