Riiber was out from quarantine yesterday, allowing him to compete in the race after recovering from COVID-19.
The twin world champion and three-time World Cup winner registered a whopping 139.8 points in ski jumping – 11 points despite the disruption and more than closest challenger Kristjan Ilves of Estonia.
In the cross-country, Riiber was comfortably in the main only to move the wrong way.
Riiber turned around and completed the course, but compatriots Graabak and Jens Luras Oftebro finished ahead of him, after realizing his slip.
When Graabak triumphed in 27:13.3, then
Riiber was left to rue his error, then Riiber slumped to the eighth location in 27min 53.1sec. Graabak defeated Norwegian one-two with Oftebro coming on the second number in 27:53.1 and Japan’s Akito Watabe beat for the bronze with 26:19.9.
Riiber said that It is a silly mistake, and it is not fun to show the world that I will waste a gold medal on that.
According to Graabak, Riiber’s silly flaw boost him as he made up a gap of more than two minutes to capture the precious title.
Graabak said; that I saw we were under a minute last, so I knew something was wrong.
After a few hundred meters that Jarl went round, I was able to hear, so that was a crucial; message because then I knew he didn’t mean to hurt himself or anyone.
I have never thought and wanted that anyone goes the wrong way in the Beijing Winter Olympics.
In the Beijing Winter Olympic, it is the third gold medal of his job having triumphed in the team; and he wins the Olympic precious gold medal, by the large; hill/10km individual events at Sochi 2014.