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.
Photo credit goes to Elaine Thompson of the Associated Press.
Posted by Chris Morris at 6:05 PM