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Frenzel to start Nordic combined large hill

Germany's gold medal winner Eric Frenzel, right, and Japan's silver medal winner Akito Watabe ski during the cross-country portion of the Nordic combined at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Germany's gold medal winner Eric Frenzel, right, and Japan's silver medal winner Akito Watabe ski during the cross-country portion of the Nordic combined at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Normal hill gold medal winner Eric Frenzel of Germany will start Tuesday's Nordic combined large hill final despite a virus.

German Olympic team spokesman Christian Klaue tells The Associated Press that the 25-year-old Frenzel was still not 100 percent but would attempt to finish the ski jumping component and the following 10-kilometer cross-country race.

On Monday, team officials had warned that he was only "50-50" for the final and had a high temperature.

Frenzel could also still compete in Thursday's team event. He was a member of the bronze medal-winning German team in Vancouver four years ago that finished behind gold medalists Austria and second-place the United States.

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