Ledecka stuns Alpine skiing women's super-G in PyeongChang

Ledecka stuns Alpine skiing women's super-G in PyeongChang

Vonn did it because she wanted a final shot at Olympic glory at age 33.

While Ledecka will enjoy her winning moment against the cream of alpine skiing, her Olympic campaign is not over just yet.

Vonn will compete in the downhill during Tuesday's coverage of the Winter Games. Injuries kept her from competing in 2014, and she had to wait a full eight years to apply those lessons.

"I've said it is, but at the same time, if my body holds up, I don't know", Vonn hinted. "We had wind in the practice and for my final run I was so relaxed because I knew what the speed was and usually if I know the speed I know the tricks". The talented Nathan Chen had been tipped as a gold medal favorite until everything went awry during his short program. Her reaction of pure incredulity - coupled with the anguish etched across the face of Austria's Anna Veith, who had presumed to have gold wrapped up - promised to be among the defining images of these Pyeongchang Olympics. "She was able to save it", he said. "So there is really no room for error".

Ledecka finished her race in a leading time of 1 minute and 21.11 seconds.

Ledecka proved to be pretty adept at her other sport, too.

Kuzmina has accounted for all three of Slovakia's medals in Pyeongchang. I had a great inspection. "And this hill suits me really well for downhill, also", Vonn said. "That's why it's so hard to win at the Olympics because literally anything can happen". "Only one can have the gold medal, '" Fernandez said. She'd posted a pair of 19th-place finishes last season.

At her home in Colorado, Lindsey Vonn sat down every day and did a chore that was painful and humbling for a grown woman. Her success has actually come in alpine snowboarding, where she has won two world championship gold medals parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom, and a silver in parallel slalom. But she has refused to specialize in one sport, and she started racing on the World Cup Alpine circuit two years ago. She said this hurt her chance of medaling. "It was handsome to watch".

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"Fantastic 23rd place in giant slalom!" she wrote.

While the ski world tries to process Saturday's upset, Vonn will turn her attention forward. Her Winter Olympics aren't over yet, though.

Now Vonn will get a few days to gather herself and begin preparing for her best event, the downhill, which is scheduled for Wednesday.

Snowboard specialist Ledecka has never finished on the podium in World Cup alpine events, her best result being a seventh-placed finish in the downhill past year. Hindsight's obviously 20/20, but I wouldn't change anything. I made a mistake on the bottom, but that's what happens in super-G.

But she had high hopes for the Super G and was eager to kick off these Olympics with a cleaner race. She stumbled late in the super-G and it cost her. She finished 0.38sec behind the victor in a tie for sixth.

Vonn's 2018 Games debut will be in the women's super-G during the Friday primetime broadcast that begins at 8 p.m. ET.

"I'm happy about my run", added the Austrian.

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