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Sochi wrap: Weibrecht leads local Olympic results

Andrew Weibrecht, right, who skied to an Olympic silver medal Feb. 16 in Super G, is the son of Mirror Lake Inn owners Ed and Lisa Weibrecht. Bode Miller of New Hampshire took a bronze medal. Weibrecht was in Miller’s position in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, winning bronze in the same event.

Andrew Weibrecht, right, who skied to an Olympic silver medal Feb. 16 in Super G, is the son of Mirror Lake Inn owners Ed and Lisa Weibrecht. Bode Miller of New Hampshire took a bronze medal. Weibrecht was in Miller’s position in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, winning bronze in the same event.

On Feb. 12, Jayson Terdiman (Lake Placid) and luge partner Christian Niccum finished in 11th place in the two-man luge event with a time of 1:40.945, putting them 2.012 seconds behind the champions.

In the Feb. 13 team relay competition, the United States finished in sixth place with a combined time of 2:47.555, 1.906 seconds behind the victorious German team. Hamlin had a strong start for Team USA with a time of 54.338 seconds, placing the team in second. Chris Mazdzer (Saranac Lake) ran his portion of the relay in 56.245 seconds, the sixth fastest time among the men, while the team of Terdiman and Niccum finished their run in 56.972, seventh fastest among doubles teams.

Ski jumping

NSA alum Lindsay Van placed 15th in the women’s normal hill event Feb. 11, the first ever women’s ski jumping event to take place on the Olympic Stage. Van scored 227.2 in the finals, missing the podium by 18 points.

In the men’s large hill event Feb. 15, National Sports Academy’s Nicholas Alexander opened with a 120.0, while Anders Johnson (Plattsburgh) scored a 112.0 to advance to the medal rounds, while Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake) a 111.0 in not advancing. In the first round, neither jumper was able to advance as Alexander scored a 111.5 and Johnson was disqualified.

In the men’s team jump Feb. 17, the United States finished two spots out of advancing to the medal round with a combined score of 402.5, 59 points behind sixth place Russia heading into the championship jumps. Alexander, going last for Team USA, had the highest mark with a 114.4, while Johnson (third) scored a 101.9 and Frenette (first) scored 84.2.

Nordic combined

Bill Demong (Vermontville) started the cross country portion of the Individual Gundersen (normal hill jump/10 km cross country race) Feb. 12 1:33 behind the leaders after a jump that scored 108.2 points. Demong finished 1:49.6 behind the champion with a time of 24:06.6, putting him in 24th place.

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