Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka competes in the Women's Super-G at the Jeongseon Alpine Center during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 17, 2018. / AFP / Fabrice COFFRINI
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This made no sense to Ester Ledecka.Which is why the part-time ski racer, part-time snowboarder from the Czech Republic stood so still, absolutely motionless and expressionless, for several moments after crossing the finish line in the Olympic super-G and seeing the numbers on a video board that appeared to show she was fast enough to be the gold medalist. It was, indeed, 0.01 seconds -- yes, one one-hundredth of a second -- better than Austria's Anna Veith, the defending Olympic champion and, as the leader until the moment when the relatively unknown and low-ranked Ledecka took her turn as the 26th woman down the slope, the presumed repeat Olympic champion.Instead, it was Ledecka who collected the prized medal. The bronze medalist in super-G and gold medalist in downhill at the 2010 Vancouver Games but sidelined for the 2014 Olympics was fast in stretches.First Gut, the 2016 overall World Cup champ and a downhill bronze medalist at Sochi, temporarily moved into first place. Then Weirather, the super-G silver medalist at last year's world championships, moved in front by 0.01 seconds. Now comes a decision for Ledecka.Ledecka proved to be pretty adept at her other sport, too.
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