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Sverre Stenersen, blond Norwegian businessman, placed second in jump, then won 15-kilometer nordic cross-country race to take gold medal in nordic combined. Silver medal: Bengt Ericsson, Sweden. Bronze: Francis Gasienica, Poland.
Siiri Rantanen overtook Russia's Rosa Erochina on anchor leg to give Finnish team gold medal in women's 15-kilometer relay. Winning time—1:09:01, only 27 seconds better than runner-up Russia. Third, 20 seconds behind Soviets, Sweden.
Sweden's Sixten Jernberg, second in 15- and 30-kilometer races earlier in Games, won gold medal in 50-kilometer with time of 2:50:27. Second in 2:51:45—Veikku Hakulinen, Finland. Third for bronze: Fiodor Terentiev, Russia, in 2:53:52.
In men's 40-kilometer relay, anchor man Veikku Hakulinen made up 56 seconds on Russia's ailing Vladimir Kusin but failed by one minute, one second to keep Soviets from winning. Russia posted time of 2:15:30 in standing off bid by second-place Finns. Third in 2:17:42—Sweden.
Antti Hyvarinen, Finland, swept off Olympic ski jump with spectacular leaps of 265 feet 9 inches and 275 feet seven inches, held near-perfect form throughout to win final gold medal of seventh Winter Games in special jump. Silver medalist: Aulis Kallakorpi, Finland, with jumps of 273 feet 11 inches and 264 feet one inch. Bronze: Harry Glass, Germany, with 273 feet 11 inches and 264 feet.
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