Gero Breloer / Associated Press
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | 11:43 p.m.
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Kjetil Jansrud of Norway led after the top 30 starters in the downhill portion of the Olympic super-combined Friday, with Ivica Kostelic of Croatia best positioned among the slalom specialists in seventh.
Only a surprising run by one of the remaining 20 lower-ranked skiers would deprive Jansrud of the lead entering the slalom leg at 3:30 p.m. (1130 GMT).
Jansrud sped down the Rosa Khutor course in 1 minute, 53.24 seconds.
Ondrej Bank of the Czech Republic was in second place through the top 30, 0.14 behind, and downhill gold medalist Matthias Mayer was third, 0.37 behind.
Aksel Lund Svindal was sixth, 0.70 behind; Kostelic was 0.93 back; defending champion Bode Miller was 12th, 1.43 back; and world champion Ted Ligety was 18th, 1.93 behind.