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Thomas Dressen leads after first run of men’s combined

Pyeongchang Olympics Alpine Skiing

Germany’s Thomas Dressen skis during the downhill portion of the men’s combined at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)


Standings after the first run

1. Thomas Dressen (Germany)
2. Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway) +.07 seconds
3. Matthias Mayer (Austria) +.13
4. Kjetil Jansrud (Norway) +.27
5. Chrisof Innerhofer (Italy) +.53
6. Peter Fill (Italy) +.68
7. Vincent Kriechmayr (Austria) +.72
8. Dominik Paris (Italy) +.77
9. Jared Goldberg (USA) +.78
10. Alexis Pinturault (France) +1.04

23. Bryce Bennett (USA) +1.94
26. Ted Ligety (USA) +2.12
DNF Ryan Cochran-Siegle (USA)

Germany’s Thomas Dressen, wearing bib No. 1, went first and clocked the fastest time in the downhill run, the first of two runs of the combined event at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway finished .07 seconds slower, followed by Austria’s Matthias Mayer.

“There’s definitely some wind today,” Svindal said on NBC. “I had some guys around me that got a lot of wind and I was more lucky, so I’m happy about that.”

Watch men’s combined highlights here