World Championships Nordic Combined
Jarl Magnus Riiber was not to be denied. He won each of his four championship starts in convincing fashion. Whether on the ski jump or on the track, he was head and shoulders above the field. Just as convincing was countrywoman Gyda Westvold Hansen, taking gold in her two starts. Every single world champion in the combined competition relied on Fischer jumping skis as well as Speedmax skis, boots, and the TURNAMIC® binding system from Fischer. Norway’s Jens Luraas Oftebro took gold here in the Team and Mixed Team along with an individual gold on the big jump hill. Austria’s Johannes Lamparter’s strong performance carried him to bronze in each of those same events. Germany’s Julian Schmid battled his way individually to silver on the small jump, and joined up with Vinzenz Geiger for more silver in the two team events. Haruka Kasai of Japan had a nice world championships debut, earning a bronze medal. Adding to the success in the two team events were Norwegians Ida Marie Hagen, Jørgen Graabak, and Espen Andersen who took gold; as well as Germans Jenny Nowak, Johannes Rydzek and Eric Frenzel earning silver; and Austria’s Lisa Hirner with a bronze.