Ester Ledecka shocked everyone (including NBC) by winning gold in the alpine super-G last week, and now she’s made history by becoming the first woman to win golds in two different sports in one Winter Olympics.
Tonight (or today, I guess, depending on your time zone) Ledecka competed in her stronger event, the snowboard parallel giant slalom. It’s a head-to-head, tournament-style competition, and Ledecka made the final with relative ease.
Her final run wasn’t much more difficult:
That’s a hell of an accomplishment. If only I was the best in the world at not just the thing I want to be best at but also something else.
Is that really so much to ask?