'Is this a kind of mistake?' Snowboarder Ester Ledecka wins Alpine gold

Ester Ledecka

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Vonn - the first athlete out of the blocks - was clearly frustrated after her race, finishing with a time of 1:21.49.

The surprise victor of the super-G in Alpine skiing at the Pyeongchang Olympics is not even attempting to compete in the downhill. "OK, they're going to change the time".

Ester Ledecka's day - and probably her life - had just taken a surreal turn. Because over there, they'll certainly be asking, "Does this skier really think she's going to beat all of us?"

Her time of 1 minute, 21.11 seconds was just 0.01 seconds faster than Austria's Anna Veith, the defending Olympic champion.

Ledecka later showed up to a press conference still wearing her ski goggles. "The fact that she's able to beat all of us and be a snowboarder is pretty darn impressive".

Wonderful question. Even better may be this: Is she now a snowboarder or an Alpine skier?

Ledecka, who is known as a parallel giant slalom snowboard world champion, was the final racer. Indeed, NBC had already named her as victor before Ledecka's run and later had to apologise.

Marit Bjoergen moved into a tie for the most career Winter Olympic medals with 13 after helping the Norwegian women to a first-place finish in the cross-country relay.

And far from making up the numbers, she's considered every chance of a medal as the reigning world champion in the sport. And this year, he added, she has learned how to better manage her energy.

Snowboard star Ester Ledecka's "bonus" gold medal in last weekend's Olympic super-G ruffled feathers in the world of alpine skiing, her ski coach said Tuesday. "I should have already had, like, three runs on snowboard now". "I just saw my mum, we were watching each other and we didn't understand". "They were staring at me a little bit".

Austrian Marcel Hirscher claimed his second Olympic gold of the Pyeongchang Games on Sunday, showing all his class to comprehensively win the men's giant slalom.

NBC continues vying for the gold medal in broadcasting blunders during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Ledecka, whose grandfather Jan Klapac won bronze at the 1964 Innsbruck Games, and silver four years later in Grenoble for the then-Czechoslovakia ice hockey team, said her secret was keeping it simple.

Ski Sunday commentator Ed Leigh: "It's like being great at badminton and tennis".

"From skiing for snowboard, I take the fast speed, I'm not afraid of the speed". "She will focus entirely on the task without giving through to the result, the gold medal".

"I want to point out, she also got married".

Weirather's bronze enabled her to join her mother Hanni Wenzel and uncle Andreas Wenzel as an Olympic medallist with the family now having contributed seven of the 10 won by athletes from the tiny principality. "To do two completely different sports is incredible".

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