SOCHI, Russia - Three Coloradans competed in the nordic combined at the Sochi Olympic Games on Wednesday. The nordic combine involves a ski jump and then a 10K cross country race. Ski jump results determine the starting order and times for the cross country race.
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-- Todd Lodwick
An injury apparently kept Todd Lodwick from fully competing in the nordic combined Wednesday at the Winter Olympic Games.
After jumping 108 meters during the ski jumping portion of the competition, Lodwick was listed as 34th place.
However, when the second part of the event started, the cross country skiing portion, Lodwick did not start.
There are several reports on Twitter that Lodwick said he would not ski the cross country portion because of a recent shoulder injury and that he planned to concentrate on the team competition.
-- Bryan Fletcher
Bryan, and his younger brother, Taylor, also competed in the nordic combined. Bryan jumped 105.6 meters, putting him 41st at the start of the cross country race.
He finished less than two minutes behind the leaders in the cross country race to finish 26th out of the 46 competitors.
Fletcher started skiing at age 3. The same age he was when he was diagnosed with leukemia. Fletcher said his doctors didn't want him to jump, but his mom wanted him to be happy so he started jumping and stuck with it.
He went into remission after seven years.
7NEWS asked Fletcher how he felt about his performance on Wednesday and he tweeted, "After having a better trial jump I went for it all or nothing in today's comp. Obviously I didn't win it all but I had a blast going for it!"
-- Taylor Fletcher
Taylor Fletcher been competing since he was four years old.
In the Olympic nordic combined, he jumped 92.9 meters, putting him in last place after the jump. However, he moved up 12 positions during the cross country race to finish 33rd.
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Eric Frenzel of Germany took the gold in the competition. American Bill Demong finished 24th.