Czech snowboarder Ester Ledecka uses secondhand skis to win gold in her second-best sport

Sporting News | 2/17/2018 | Gabe Fernandez
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Czech Olympian Ester Ledecka came to Pyeongchang hoping to build on her reputation as a world champion snowboarder, but for the past two years, she's been trying her hand in the alpine skiing event Super-G slalom.

As it turns out, Ledecka's skills on a mountain are good enough to succeed in both competitive disciplines.

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There was a perfect storm of obstacles that Ledecka had to overcome to achieve what appeared to be an impossible task. Repeated weather postponements led American ski star Mikaela Shiffrin to drop out of the Super-G competition, leading many to believe that reigning champion Anna Veith of Austria would be a lock for the gold medal.

The presumption looked like more and more of a guarantee when even skiers like Lindsey Vonn had trouble riding down the mountain cleanly. This...
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