She Just Won 2 Golds in 2 Different Sports

Ester Ledecka of Czech Republic conquers snowboarding and skiing
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2018 7:30 AM CST
She Just Made Olympic History
Gold medalist in the women's parallel giant slalom: Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The American gold in curling wasn't the only remarkable story to emerge from the Pyeongchang Olympics overnight: Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic managed to make a little history. As NPR reports, the 22-year-old Ledecka won the gold in the snowboard parallel giant slalom, making her the first woman to win gold in two different sports at the same Winter Games. Last week, she took gold in Alpine skiing, which was the more stunning achievement given that snowboarding is the sport in which she has made her name. "It was a great day," Ledecka said Saturday, per the AP. "I enjoyed every run and I'm very happy to be here and stand on the highest place." (More 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics stories.)

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