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U.S. Nordic Combined member Todd Lodwick posted a solid jump and even better race result at the first competition in the FIS  Summer Grand Prix, placing second Saturday in Sochi, Russia.

Lodwick finished 4.3 seconds behind winner Bernhard Gruber of Austria, who ranked first on the 140-meter large hill and had the fifth-fastest race split. Lodwick was ninth after jumping and skied the fastest 10 k in 19:11.8. Teammate Billy Demong had the second-fastest time (19:32.2) and ended up seventh after placing 17th in the jump.

Japan’s Akito Watabe was third overall after posting the second-best jump.

Other North American results:

14. Johnny Spillane (USA);  25. Wesley Savill (CAN)

Complete results

The Summer Grand Prix continues Sunday in Sochi with another large hill and 10 k Gundersen start.

Grand Prix schedule

 

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