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Kokslien wins Nordic Combined World Cup event

December 7, 2014

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — Norway’s Mikko Kokslien won the men’s World Cup Nordic Combined individual Gundersen event by beating Germany’s Fabian Riessle by 0.3 seconds on Sunday.

Jason Lamy Chappuis of France, who was in second place after the ski jumping round, finished third in the 10-kilometer race. Germany’s Tino Edelmann was fourth followed by defending overall champion, Eric Frenzel of Germany, who had the day’s longest jump of 136.5 meters.

Japan’s Yoshito Watabe, who won the ski jumping round, finished ninth.

Riessle leads the World Cup standings with 200 points, ahead of Frenzel with 153. Kokslien’s victory brought him into third spot on 136 points, six ahead of Germany’s Johannes Rydzek. Austria’s Bernhard Gruber has 120 points, one more than Watabe in sixth place.

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