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US Ski Team leads medals count at Nordic World Championships!

Mon, Feb  23, 2009 - By US Ski Team

LIBEREC, Czech Republic (Feb. 22) - A pair of medals Sunday at the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Liberec has boosted the U.S. Ski Team back into the medals count lead with four, including three gold, after eight of 20 Championship events. American Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) won his second gold in three days in nordic combined Sunday, with teammate Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) taking silver.

The World Championships continue through March 1. There are two nordic combined events remaining including the team event on Thursday (Feb. 26) and final individual even on the larger hill Saturday (Feb. 28). One of the key cross country events for the USA will be the individual sprints on Tuesday (Feb. 24).

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USA MEDALS
Lindsey Van, gold, women's ski jumping
Todd Lodwick, gold, nordic combined mass start
Todd Lodwick, gold, nordic combined Gundersen start, normal hill
Bill Demong, gold, nordic combined Gundersen start, normal hill

MEDALS COUNT
1. USA, 4 (3-0-1)
2. Norway, 4 (1-2-1)
3. Austria, 2 (1-1)
4. Finland, 3 (1-0-2)
5. Poland, 2 (1-0-1)
6. Estonia, 1 (1-0-0)
7. Germany, 2 (0-2-0)
8. Italy, 2 (0-1-1)
9. Czech Republic, 1 (0-1-0)
9. Sweden, 1 (0-1-0)
11. France, 1 (0-0-1)
11. Switzerland, 1 (0-0-1)