Sochi 2014: Norway win Nordic combined team gold

Joergen Graabak

Norway's men held off a stern finish from Germany to claim Winter Olympics glory in the Nordic combined team gold.

It was Norway's first gold in the event for 16 years, with two-time defending champions Austria winning bronze.

Joergen Graabak finished ahead of Fabian Riessle despite a desperate lunge by the German on the line.

Austria were 3.4 seconds behind the leading pair who crossed the line in 47 minutes 13 seconds, with the winning margin only three-tenths of a second.