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Historic Winter Olympics double for Ledecka

Historic Winter Olympics double for Ledecka

Historic Winter Olympics double for Ledecka

She is the fifth athlete to win in two sports at one Games and the first in unrelated events with the previous double wins coming in Nordic events. Ledecka defeated Germany's Selina Joerg in the final by 0.46 seconds to claim the gold.

Zavarzina fell in both the semi-final and small final to open the door for the Germans.

Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic won the snowboard women's parallel giant slalom Saturday in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park.

Meantime, Germany completed a shock run to their first men's Olympic hockey final Friday by dethroning two-time defending champion Canada 4-3, the fairytale squad advancing to a Sunday showdown for gold against the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation.

Her super G win was described as "one of the most astonishing Olympic stories of all time" as she won on borrowed skis.

"We did the best that we could to try to shelter her from you guys picking her bones clean". She would've been disappointed to leave these Games with super-G gold but no snowboard medal.

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"It was quite tough to change myself back into a snowboarder", said Ledecka, already the first athlete to compete in snowboard and alpine skiing at a Winter Olympics.

And while she was pleased to be back on her snowboard, she said that making the transition from skis to snowboard had felt unusual at first.

In a sport often decided by micro-fractions, Ledecka won one race when her opponent skidded off the course, and the others by margins of 0.97 seconds, 0.71 seconds and, in the final, by 0.46 seconds.

Standing 5-8 and a solid 150 pounds, Ledecka is that rare athlete who takes joy in the grind required to succeed, Reiter said.

Both these sports have well-known stars that have shined brightly over the two weeks of action on the slopes in South Korea: Chloe Kim, Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn are just a few. "If she had absorbed all the energy from the super-G and just checked off the Olympic medal, we would be having a different conversation today", he said.

It turns out Ledecka is also skilled at windsurfing - yet another Olympic event - which raises the question: Might she consider trying for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo? Norway's third-place finish in the new Alpine skiing team event gave the country a record 38 medals at a single Winter Olympics. The first day you've got to knock it off and there's the diamond and then you've got to polish it up.

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