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Norway pick up 10th gold medal

Norway claimed their first men's Nordic combined large hill/4x5km team medal in 16 years with gold at the RusSki Gorki Centre.

Joergren Graabak held off Germany's Fabian Riessle in a thrilling sprint for the line in the cross country to claim his second gold of Sochi 2014, and Norway's 10th, with an individual time of 11.57 minutes.

Germany began the cross-country phase in pole position, seven seconds ahead of Austria and with a 25-second advantage over Norway having topped the standings following the ski jumping round, but Magnus Hovdal Moan, Magnus Krog, Graabak and Haavard Klemetsen - who claimed the biggest jump of the day on Wednesday - combined to grab glory from their rivals in a thrilling final cross-country round.

The Germans claimed silver just 0.3 seconds behind their rivals, while 2010 gold medallists Austria had to settle for bronze after Mario Stecher tired on the home stretch.