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

By Xinhua
Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic reacts after she crosses the finish line in the Ladies' Super G final at Jeongseon Alpine Center Saturday in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/aa1481fd0bfd5f5a84df5fae8f7be6f1/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic reacts after she crosses the finish line in the Ladies' Super G final at Jeongseon Alpine Center Saturday in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Ester Ledecka of Czech Republic shockingly took away the gold medal of Alpine skiing women's super-G Saturday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.

Ledecka finished her race in a leading time of 1 minute and 21.11 seconds. American great Lindsey Vonn sat sixth in the competition delayed by one hour due to strong wind.

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"I was probably the only snowboarder on site. All the other girls didn't risk a lot. There must be a lot of pressure on them. I was just trying to do my best run," said Ledecka, who also competed in snowboard parallel giant slalom in Pyeongchang.

"I am so surprised about all of it. I'm really trying to win and do a good run every time but I didn't really realize that this really can happen," added the snowboard parallel world champion.

Defending champion Anna Veith of Austria was second, just one hundredth of a second behind Ledecka. The third position went to Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein.

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