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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-02-15

After Vincent Jay's gold medal win in the men's 10km biathlon sprint, Jason Lamy-Chappuis won France’s second gold at the Winter Olympics on Sunday in the Olympic Nordic Combined.

AFP - American-born Frenchman Jason Lamy-Chappuis claimed gold in Sunday's Olympic Nordic Combined, holding off American Johnny Spillane taking silver and Italian Alessandro Pittin in a thrilling dash to the line.
  
Lamy-Chappuis' triumph gave the French contingent their second gold of the day after Vincent Jay won the men's biathlon sprint.
  
Lamy-Chappuis had it all still to do as he stood fifth following the morning ski jump section which saw Finland's Janne Ryyaenen throw down an early gauntlet ahead of American Todd Lodwick.
  
But the Frenchman, who has five World Cup wins and nine podiums this season, dug deep in the ensuing 10km cross country test as the 23-year-old emulated Fabrice Guy, who won the title on home snow at Albertville 18 years ago.
  
"Johnny was really pushing hard and I thought he was going to carry off the gold and me the silver," said Lamy-Chappuis.
  
Asked when he realised the title was going to be his he said: "Not until I got right to the finish line."
  
Lamy-Chappuis, born to an American mother and French father in Montana, went to France aged five.
  
By then he had already tasted the thrill of the piste in Colorado and Sunday's triumph was compensation for the frustration he felt at just missing the Olympics four years ago in Turin.
  
With 13 World Cup wins to his name, Lamy-Chappuis, who chased down a 46sec deficit following the jump, last year won a pair of bronze medals at the world championships.
  
Lamy-Chappuis' coach Etienne Gouy saluted his man.
  
"This is really a great win. We feared the two Americans Lodwick and Spillane - but he knew how to fend them off. It was a really thrilling race."

Date created : 2010-02-14

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