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Winter Olympics: Meet The Girl Who Won Gold In Two Sports

Winter Olympics: Meet The Girl Who Won Gold In Two Sports

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Unable to choose between snowboarding and skiing, Ester Ledecka decided to do both. 

Her inability to pick between the two sports didn't stop her from winning double gold at Olympic level.

Last Saturday morning was the first time the 22-year-old Czech had taken a place on an alpine skiing World Cup podium, amazed that it was she who would be claiming super Olympic gold.

Ledecka is the first woman ever to claim gold medals in two sports at a Winter Olympics.

"I thought there must be some mistake, I thought they'd switch the times for someone else's!" Ledecka remarked after her skiing victory.

Her ski's were not even her own, belonging to huge slalom gold medallist, Mikaela Shiffrin.

Clearly this didn't hold her back as she went on to defeat Germany's Selina Joerg, a week later, winning her second gold of the Games.

Surprise skiing victory

Ledecka denied Anna Veith, defending champion, a certain successive gold in the super G by merely a hundredth of a second.

In addition to swiping Veith's Gold, Ledecka's result pushed away two-time Olympic medallist, Vonn, into sixth, after the American made a pricey mistake.

The race was difficult to predict, with BBC commentator, Matt Chilton, defining Ledecka's triumph as "one of the most astonishing Olympic stories of all time". 

Vonn summed it up aptly, stating: "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!"

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