Ester Ledecká: Alpine Icon From Prague's Old Town

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Friends of Czech Olympic sensation Ester Ledecká say she lives in her own bubble. On Saturday morning she made Olympic history. In a brilliant race, she skied past her rivals in the women's Super G from one of the last starting positions. Using borrowed skis she ousted the Austrian defending champion Anna Veith by a hundredth of a second from the gold medal.

Ledecká has long been a name in snowboarding circles and has already won two world championships and a World Cup in parallel races. The mere fact that she competed in the Olympic Super-G earned her the respect of the audience worldwide. When it was clear that Ledecká made a sensational gold run, there was no stopping the hype.

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