Winter Olympics

Snowboarder Ester Ledecka wins shock gold in Super-G Skiing

Until last week, 22-year-old Czech athlete, Ester Ledecka was more well known for her snowboarding talents rather than her exploits on skis. She was ranked 43rd in the World Cup Standing in Super-G, and was thought to have a better chance of gold in the snowboarding events in Pyeongchang this Olympics. But that all changed on Saturday, when she pulled off the shock of the season – beating some of the best female skiers in the world to take out the Olympic Super-G gold. When Ledecka started her run, defending Super-G champ, Anna Veith was at the bottom of the slope, probably preparing to celebrate becoming the first woman to win back-to-back titles in the Olympic super-G. Ledecka’s run was at par with her starting position until halfway down the course but she carved up the bottom of the run to clock 1:21.11 seconds. She could hardly believe it herself…