Not much suspense in this one. The top 10 in the world get a bye, though they can jump for practice.
Date: 8- Feb
Sport: Ski jumping
Event: Men’s normal hill, qualifying round
How U.S. fared: Anders Johnson got through with ease, finishing 26th (reminder: the top 10 in the world didn’t jump for results). Peter Frenette was 35th. Nicholas Alexander took the very last spot, placing 40th. Nicholas Fairall was 50th and won’t advance.
What happened: The biggest jumps of the day went to two pre-qualified favorites: Austria’s Gregor Schlierenzauer and Germany’s Severin Freund, each at 104 meters.