Ester Ledecka followed up her skiing super-G designation with a supreme succes in the snowboard similarity monstrous slalom
Ester Ledecka established her posture as the snowfall queen of these Winter Olympics– in fact, arguably, any Winter Activity- with a supreme victory in the snowboard parallel monster slalom on Saturday.
The win formed the 22 -year-old from the Czech Republic the first female to ever achieve gold medals in different athletics at a Winter Competition, following her shocking victory in the women’s Super-G skiing last weekend.
“This is fantastic,” she acknowledged.” It was something very special and I thoughts I will think about this moment until the end of my life. I enjoyed every move and I’m very happy to be here and stand on the highest place on the podium .”
Last year her snowboarding coach, Justin Reiter, was of the view that Ledecka was ” one of the greatest living athletes “. Hitherto few had thought it was possible to successfully double up. The boasting polymath- she is also a brilliant windsurfer- flatly attested otherwise.
Ledecka had posted the most wonderful time in morning characterizing in the event, which attends snowboarders become head-to-head in a series of knockout races over a breezy track. And after changing through the rounds without disproportionate hardship, she comfortably overpowered the German Selina Joerg by more than half two seconds in the final. Another German, Romana Theresia Hofmeister, took bronze.
It was impressive enough that she was the first person to compete in skiing and snowboarding at an Olympics. But to then give double golden was mind-blowing.
” It was a great experiencing ,” she admitted.” You know, on every hasten, I’m trying to do my best and I’m trying to ride every race the same- with 100%. So while I am very happy for me, it’s another race, another great race. I felt like that .”