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Demong wins Nordic combined

Updated: February 28, 2009, 10:59 AM ET
Associated Press

LIBEREC, Czech Republic -- Bill Demong bounced back from his blunder in the team competition to earn his first world title, winning gold in the Nordic combined large hill event on Saturday.

Demong erased a 52-second deficit to Jason Lamy Chappuis of France and then pulled away from Bjoern Kircheisen of Germany near the end to finish in 23 minutes, 36.6 seconds at the world championships. Kircheisen was 12.8 seconds back for silver, while Lamy Chappuis finished 31.4 back in third.

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