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Whistler (AFP) - Janne Ryynaenen was on track to give Finland its first medal at the Vancouver Games as he led the Nordic Combined ahead of American Todd Lodwick after the jump section Sunday.
Ryynaenen scored 135.5 points to 127.0 for Lodwick.
World Cup leader Jason Lamy-Chappuis was in the hunt in fifth on 124.5 points as participants battled with windy conditions at the Whistler Olympic Park.
Lamy-Chappuis now has to chase down a 46 second deficit on Ryynaenen in the afternoon 10 kilometre cross country section starting at 1:45 pm (2145 GMT).
Whereas Ryynaenen is not a cross country specialist, Lodwick is a double world champion from last year and stands just 34 seconds adrift after the jump.