The large hill event - facts and figures
Jørgen Graabak (NOR) is aiming to defend his Olympic title in the individual Gundersen large hill/10km, which is held on Tuesday 20 February at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre and Alpensia Cross-Country Centre.
- Defending champion GRAABAK is hoping to become the first multiple gold medallist in this event at the Olympic Winter Games.
- GRAABAK, Bernhard Gruber (AUT) and Fabian Rießle (GER) could join Magnus Hovdal MOAN (NOR) and Felix GOTTWALD (AUT) on a record two Olympic medals in this event.
- Eric FRENZEL (GER) could become the second athlete to win individual gold in both the normal hill and large hill in a single edition of the Olympic Winter Games after Samppa LAJUNEN (FIN), who won both events in Salt Lake City in 2002.
- FRENZEL and GRAABAK could join LAJUNEN, Ulrich WEHLING (GER) and Felix GOTTWALD (AUT) on a record three Olympic gold medals in Nordic combined.
- FRENZEL has yet to win a medal in this event.
- Johannes RYDZEK (GER) could become the second reigning world champion in the individual Gundersen large hill/10km event to claim Olympic gold in the same event after Bill DEMONG (USA) in 2010.
- Fabian RIEßLE (GER, third in 2014) and GRAABAK could both join GOTTWALD (2002-2006) as the only athletes to win an Olympic medal in this event in back-to-back Olympic Winter Games.
- Germany has yet to win gold Olympic gold in this event.
- Akito WATABE (JPN) took individual silver in the normal hill in 2014 and on Wednesday 14 February and could become the second non-European athlete to claim an Olympic medal in both the normal hill and the large hill after Johnny SPILLANE (USA), who collected silver in both events in 2010.
- WATABE can equal compatriot Takanori KONO on a record three medals in Nordic combined by Asian athletes.
- WATABE can also equal the Japanese record of three Olympic Winter Games medals in individual events, held by speed skater Hiroyasu SHIMIZU (JPN).
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