Eric Frenzel of Germany has lead in individual large hill
Feb 18, 6:00am EST
KRASYANA POLYANA, Russia — Eric Frenzel of Germany has overcome illness to finish first in the ski jumping portion in Nordic combined at the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday.
German team officials on Monday said Frenzel had a high temperature and was only "50-50" chance of competing. But Frenzel recovered enough to go for a 30-minute run Tuesday morning, convincing him he could compete.
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He scored 129 points in the ski jump in often heavy rain, two better than Haavard Klemetsen of Norway. That means Frenzel will start the 10-kilometer cross-country portion of the event on his own, eight seconds before Klemetsen.