BEIJING (BRPROUD) – Beiou Liang Xiang is Mandarin for Nordic Combined.
Nordic Combined is a ski jumping competition and a cross-country skiing race.
The three events are listed below.
- Men’s Individual Gundersen normal hill/10km
- Men’s Individual Gundersen large hill/10km
- Men’s Team Gundersen large hill/4 x 5km
Gundersen is short for the Gundersen Method, which is used to determine a competitor’s starting position for the cross country portion of each event after the ski jumping events. Once the jumping points are totaled, they are converted into time penalties.
The winner of the ski jumping starts first in the cross-country event and other competitions that come after depending on the converted time differences.
The sport debuted at the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France. The sport originated in Norway, so there’s no reason to wonder why Norway has dominated the sport with 31 medals. 13 of those medals are gold.
2022 U.S. Olympic Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping Team
- Taylor Fletcher
- Jasper Good
- Ben Loomis
- Stephen Schumann
- Jared Shumate
- Kevin Bickner
- Casey Larson
- Patrick Gasienica