Feb 26, 2010 1:16 AM
WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) - Billy Demong and Johnny Spillane have given the Americans a 1-2 finish in the Nordic combined large hill competition that was marred by bad weather.
Demong, of Vermontville, N.Y. ended America's golden goose egg in Nordic sports at the Winter Games by winning the 10-kilometer cross-country leg in 25 minutes, 32.9 seconds Thursday.
Spillane won his third silver of these games, finishing four seconds behind. Bernhard Gruber, who had a 34-second head start after jumping the farthest off the large hill, took the bronze 10.8 seconds back.
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