Vonn, 33, won a gold medal in the 2010 games in downhill and she is one of six women to win a World Cup event in each of the five disciples of alpine skiing (downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super-G and super combined).
"Incredible! Nobody can believe this!" He supported his daughter's career at the start with around 12 million crowns ($587,457.78) before sponsors showed up.
However, Ledecka defied the odds and a star-studded field in Pyeongchang, including defending champion Anna Veith and American star Lindsey Vonn, to pull off one of the biggest shocks in Winter Olympic Games history.
"I wish I had as much athleticism as she does to win in two sports in the same Olympics", said Vonn, who will next race in Wednesday's downhill.
Everyone was watching Vonn at the beginning because she was the first racer out of the gate on a sunny day with nary a cloud. Her focus today was a good run. "I like to see what the speeds are, what the line is, if it's different than what we inspected", she said.
Yarnold and Deas claimed gold and bronze in the women's skeleton when the former's outstanding final run was followed by an error-strewn slide from Austria's Janine Flock, who consequently suffered the heartbreak of slipping from first to fourth. And it could be decades before something so stunning happens in an Olympic ski race again. No American woman has won gold in the Super G since Picaboo Street at the 1998 Games. "How did that happen?" she said.
"'Til today, I thought I am a better snowboarder", Ledecka said.
Her medal is all the more impressive considering she was the 26th skier to compete. Before her race, her snowboard coach, retired USA parallel slalom racer Justin Reiter, joked to Ledecka that she needed to win Saturday so she could take all the pressure off on February 24, where she's the favorite in the parallel slalom.Читайте также: Can you still celebrate Valentine's Day on Ash Wednesday?
Vonn hit back at Trump supporters on Twitter Saturday after they expressed excitement over the Olympian falling during her race.
Ledecka, who trains for each discipline in three-week blocks, revealed that she had had three snowboards prepped for training runs just 30 minutes after the super-G was due to end. "I wasn't expecting to be sitting here, I already should have had three runs of snowboard", she said at a press conference in which she refused to take off her goggles, saying they were her "brand" - something that might contravene International Olympic Committee rules on sponsors.
Vonn was 0.38 seconds adrift of the victor in her first Olympic race in eight years.
Now she has the chance to be the first to not only race in ski and snowboard, but win.
"I don't think about that now", Bjoergen said. The best - such as pre-race favorites Vonn, Switzerland's Lara Gut and Veith - had already competed, leaving a chewed up course for those that followed. "She's great when it's straight and it's easy and not many turns".
She then started skiing at the age of 4 before switching to freestyle snowboarding and eventually Alpine snowboarding and is now back to skis. It is not known whether the gold-medal-winning skis were actually a part of Shiffrin's racing collection at any point, the report stated.
"I'm not sure which skis I'm using", Ledecka said at her news conference.
"I'm so thankful that I'm able to be here, that I'm able to ski and do what I love", Vonn said.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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