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czech snowboarder ester ledecka shocks field to take alpine skiing gold medal




in one of the most astonishing tales ever scripted at the winter games, ester ledecka, a czech snowboarder competing on borrowed skis, snatched gold in the women's super-g with a dramatic flourish so unexpected that us broadcasters nbc had packed up and gone home for the day.her reaction of pure inc...



czech snowboarder ester ledecka shocks field to take alpine skiing gold medal




ester ledecka shocked the alpine skiing world by winning the women's super-g with a blistering run in bib number 26 to upset the race favourites and deliver the czech republic its first gold medal in the sport.the 22-year-old, who will also compete in the parallel giant slalom snowboarding, looked l...



czech snowboarder ester ledecka shocks field to take alpine skiing gold medal




for ledecka is far better known as a snowboarder, a world champion no less, whose moonlighting in skiing had yet to yield even a podium finish at a major event. as she stood dumbfounded at the bottom of the hill, a cameraman had to confirm to her that, yes, she truly was the fastest of them all. "i ...



ester ledecka won skiing gold. can she conquer snowboarding?




ester ledecka took gold in ladies’ super-g, edging out american lindsey vonn who ended up tying for sixth place at the 2018 winter olympics.ledecka, a snowboarder from the czech republic, took many by surprise with her alpine skiing win at the olympic games.“i really don’t know what happened. ...



snowboarder ester ledecka wins super-g olympic skiing gold




ester ledecka of the czech republic has made a stunning run from back in the pack to take the olympic super-g title, with a mistake costing lindsey vonn a spot on the podium.ledecka was the 26th racer to take the course. the 22-year-old blazed through the course in a time of 1 minute, 21.11 seconds....



here's lindsey vonn next olympics 2018 events




lindsey vonn had a rough start to the 2018 winter olympics in the women’s super-g event, where the team usa skier did not earn a medal with her 1 minute and 21.49 second time.the first skier to take on the course at the event in pyeongchang, vonn started out strong but lost her momentum with one l...



boarder ester ledecka's ski win has parallels with aussie




pyeongchang: the extraordinary winter olympics victory for czech snowboarder ester ledecka in a ski discipline has very few parallels in sport – but one is with an australian.ledecka shocked skiers and snowboarders alike on saturday when she borrowed a pair of skis from giant slalom winner mikae...



pyeongchang gets the ioc's thumbs-up at halfway mark




pyeongchang: the international olympic committee on sunday gave the thumbs-up to the pyeongchang winter olympics at the halfway mark, saying organisers had delivered on promises despite some empty seats.the winter games – the first to be held in asia outside japan – have not drawn sold-out cr...



presstv-iran skiers grab 2 medals in alpine championship




iranian male alpine skiers have exhibited brilliant performances at an international championship in lebanon and collected two medals, including one gold.on the opening day of the international alpine wrestling competitions at mzaar kfardebian ski resort on the outskirts of the lebanese capital city...



team usa's medal count at the 2018 winter olympics




team usa athletes are hitting the ice and slopes at the 2018 winter olympics in pyeongchang, south korea, with the hopes of standing on the coveted olympic podium.often a top contender at the winter olympic games, the u.s. has a number of gold-medal favorites, including snowboarder chloe kim and alp...



boarder ester ledecka's ski win has parallels with aussie




after a rough six-day rail and sea trip to the greek capital that was punctuated by illness, flack came good and won the 1500m on day two of the games, competing for the london athletic club.two days after that he won the 800m. then he competed in the marathon, only to collapse when in the lead with...



chloe kim dances at gold medal run in olympics




chloe kim, gold medal-winning american snowboarder at just 17, already demonstrated that she can tweet in between competing at the 2018 winter olympics. she also can dance too.following her first impressive run and just before her victory-sealing follow-up, kim busted out the moves on top of a slope...



mikaela shiffrin wins olympic gold medal in giant slalom




the wait was tortuous for american skiing superstar mikaela shiffrin, a creature of routine. but it was worth it.on a sun-baked day in the mountains of south korea, shiffrin, 22, the reigning world cup all-around skiing champion and current top women’s skier in the world, won her first race of the...



complete list of 2018 winter olympic sports and who to watch




from a 17-year-old snowboarding star to a gold-medal-hungry women’s ice hockey team, team usa’s athletes competing in the 2018 winter olympic games in pyeongchang, south korea, are looking to make a mark.the official roster for team usa will not be finalized until weeks before the 2018 winter ol...



pyeongchang 2018 olympic games: total medal count by country




as the pyeongchang winter olympic games get into full swing, all eyes are on the olympics medal count. germany currently sits atop the leader board with three golds, while norway leads the total medal tally with eight, buoyed by the men’s cross-country skiing events on sunday. the netherlands clim...



irish sun - olympic team returns to ireland with 8-medal haul




the 26-member irish team that won eight medals at the special olympics in austria the triumphant team brought their medal haul with them - two gold medals, 3 silver, and three bronzesean mccartan, 16, of co. armagh brought home a gold medal in the slalom event and a bronze for the giant slalomdublin...



gold medal snowboarder jamie anderson's booming winter olympics playlist: listen




jamie anderson overcame some wicked elements to defend her olympic gold medal in women's snowboard slopestyle on sunday (feb. 11). the 27 year-old lake tahoe, california, native came out on top on a day when frigid temperatures and whipping winds took down a number of her competitors.and while she ...



jo d'hiver: la folle histoire d'ester ledecka, snowboardeuse en or en ski alpin




tonnerre et explosion surréaliste à pyeongchang. pour un petit centième la tchèque ester ledecka, double championne du monde de... snowboard, est parvenue à s'emparer de l'or du super-g devant la fine fleur des skieuses alpines, ce samedi sur la piste de jeongson. ledecka a même réussi l'expl...



shaun white wins gold with medal run at 2018 winter olympics




shaun white smashed his face into the lip of a frozen halfpipe in october, a gruesome accident that required 62 stitches and threatened to end his career. white, who won the halfpipe gold medal at the 2018 winter olympics games on wednesday, could have hung up his snowboard, having accomplished ever...



lindsey vonn loses super-g medal in last-second mistake




there will be no medal for american skier lindsey vonn in the olympic super-g at the pyeongchang games.she had a fast run going before a mistake near the bottom cost her valuable time. tina weirather of liechtenstein leads after the opening eight racers.vonn will have another chance in the downhill....



gold medalist chloe kim’s advice for when you're feeling nervous — pop culture




if anyone knows anything about nerves, it's chloe kim. just yesterday the 17-year-old snowboarder was standing on top of a mountain in pyeongchang waiting to compete in the women's halfpipe at the winter olympics for the first time, wracked with nerves and wishing she'd finished her breakfast sandwi...



gold medalist chloe kim’s advice for when you're feeling nervous — pop culture




if anybody knows anything about nerves, it's chloe kim. just yesterday the 17-year-old snowboarder was standing on top of a mountain in pyeongchang waiting to compete in the women's halfpipe at the winter olympics for the first time, wracked with nerves and wishing she'd finished her breakfast sandw...



marcel hirscher earns his first gold, silencing 9 million austrians




what happened here tuesday afternoon at jeongseon alpine centre figures to linger for good in some corridor of memory, the mind's eye casting it as a rampage, a fury, a vivid strand of mastery and maybe even as some sort of futurist painting.here down a slalom course that sneered with an unusual rat...



team gb at the winter olympics: athletes, sports and medal hopes




the british olympic association has selected its largest ever delegation for a winter olympics with 59 athletes chosen to compete at pyeongchang 2018 from 9-25 february.see related winter olympics: schedule, sports, venues and how to watch on tvin sochi four years ago team gb had 56 athletes and th...



esmee visser is surprise winner of 5,000 metres gold medal




gold medalist esmee visser celebrates on the podium. photo: ap photo/vadim ghirdaesmee visser, skating in her first olympics at the age of 21, beat one of the greats of women’s distance speed skating on friday, clinching the 5,000 metres gold medal in a time of 6.50.23‘it is really fantastic, i ...