Riessle makes three in a row as Akito Watabe secures World Cup title in Klingenthal | Highlights

18 March 2018 16:08

The in-form German notches his third straight top spot ahead of fellow countryman Johannes Rydzek and Akito Watabe. The 29-year-old clinches the overall World Cup title with two events to spare becoming the first crystal globe winner from Japan since Kenji Ogiwara in 1995.

Nordic Combined is a winter sport in which athletes compete in both cross-country skiing and ski jumping. The first major competition in Nordic combined was held in 1892 in Oslo at the first Holmenkollen Ski Festival, an event still held annually. The sport was included at the 1924 Winter Olympics, and has been on the programme ever since.

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As the governing body of international skiing and snowboarding, FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. Through its 116 member nations, more than 6'500 FIS ski and snowboard competitions are staged annually.