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Germans sweep historic men’s large hill podium

Nordic Combined - Winter Olympics Day 11

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 20: Fabian Riessle (R) of Germany, Johannes Rydzek (C) of Germany and Eric Frenzel (L) of Germany compete during the Nordic Combined Individual Gundersen 10km Cross-Country on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre on February 20, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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Japan’s Akito Watabe had seen this nightmare before. Germany’s Eric Frenzel edged him out for gold in Sochi and in the PyeongChang normal hill event a week ago.

On Tuesday, he was seeing triple.

In an entirely new level of torment, Watabe watched as the Germans swept the Nordic combined large hill/10 km event with Johannes Rydzek taking the gold, flanked by Fabian Reissle in silver and Eric Frenzel taking the bronze.

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