Posted: Feb 17, 2018 9:42 am
by Macdoc
Olympic moment for sure. That she was the very first to compete in both and then wins gold in her off side skill might open the floodgates to the wild ones in snow boarding .... :D

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video of it here

The Czech is the first athlete to compete in both skiing and snowboarding at the Olympics, and she stunned Veith when beating the Austrian by one hundredth of a second.


https://www.eurosport.com/alpine-skiing ... tory.shtml

Good cover from the beeb ..even a rare typo

"I thought there must be some mistake, I thought they'd switch the times for someone else's!" Ledecka said, her mouth agape as her time flashed up on the big screen.

She didn't even own the skis on which she raced - her equipment borrowed from giant slalom gold medallist Mikaela Shiffrin.


But it was perhaps Vonn who summed it up best, saying: "I wish I had as much athleticism as she has to hop from sport to sport and win everything.

"Unfortunately I'm only good at ski racing and she still beat me!
"


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/43095089