Gold-Favorit suddenly takes a wrong turn – with fatal consequences

He started the race as the top favorite, but a fatal mistake cost Jarl Magnus Riiber valuable seconds. The commentators are surprised – and initially fear the worst.

The German Nordic combined athletes just missed another medal chance at the Olympic Winter Games in China on Tuesday. Manuel Faißt took fourth place as the best German. The Norwegian Joergen Graabak won gold after a jump from the large hill and a cross-country ski race over ten kilometers.

His teammate Jarl Magnus Riiber started the race as the top favorite and was leading – before he suffered a remarkable breakdown. This had consequences: in the end he finished eighth, even if the fears of the experts did not materialize.

You can see the sensational scene and the reaction of the experts, who suspected even worse consequences, in the video here or above in the text.

More Olympic highlights in the video

Olympia 2022: The German professional Wolf deliberately knocked his opponent to the ground shortly before the end. (Source: t-online)

Decisive leap: Eisenbichler brought the Germans back into the race with an impressive leap – then cheering followed. (Source: t-online)

Beijing: In the women’s Big Air qualification, a French woman causes great confusion among the audience. (Source: Eurosport)

here you will find all other video highlights of the Winter Games in Beijing.


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