Thursday, February 25, 2010

Billy Demong claims gold medal

Years of hard work finally paid-off for Vermontville-native Billy Demong Thursday, as he out-skied everyone to take the gold in the men's large-hill Nordic combined event.

The victory was even sweeter for Demong and Team USA, as long-time teammate Johnny Spillane crossed the finish line right behind Demong to take silver.

Demong skied the 10-kilometer course in 25 minutes, 32.9 seconds. Bernhard Gruber claimed the bronze, 10.8 seconds behind Demong.

Congratulations, Billy!

Photo credit goes to Elaine Thompson of the Associated Press.

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