Lindsey Vonn responds to Twitter trolls after failing to medal at Olympics

Katie Ledecky and Ester Ledecka

You even take your indecision to Olympic level.

The two-time Olympic medallist won bronze in the super-G and gold in the downhill during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, but a knee injury kept her out of competing in Sochi four years ago. She exclaimed "How did that happen?" after seeing her time.

When she was asked about the people who have told her to specialize in either skiing or snowboarding, Ledecka replied that if she were pressured to choose one sport, she would choose another coach, instead.

After a rousing victory by Mikaela Shiffrin in the giant slalom, she missed a medal by less than a tenth of a second in the slalom, the one race where the 22-year-old skier from EagleVail seemed unbeatable. She turned in a solid time of 1:21.49, with a mistake near the end slowing her down and landing her in 6th place.

Ledecka, who now ranks 43rd on the World Cup super-G standings and has never finished higher than 19th in the discipline at a World Cup event, made history by even competing in Friday's race.

She went up the hill a snowboarder but came down an Olympic champion skier.

"Unfortunately I'm only good at ski racing and she still beat me!"

Yet she upset the Olympic race favourites with the run of a lifetime to deliver the Czech Republic a first gold medal in the sport.

The 19-year-old, who was born in the USA to a British father and Malaysian mother, was in fourth place going into her last of three runs, but then landed all her tricks to finish with 84.80 points. "I'm really trying to win and do a good run every time, but I didn't really realize that this really can happen".

"I gave it everything I had", Vonn said. "I'm confident for the downhill".

"I just wasn't thinking of the right technical things before the jumps", Chen told reporters after his disappointing turn.

'If they don't like me their loss I guess'. It was her third Winter Games and she was certain she'd finally solved the puzzle.

Ledecka has several events remaining on her Olympics schedule in South Korea, from the women's parallel giant slalom in snowboarding to the downhill and Alpine combined in skiing.

In addition to an impressive history of wins, Vonn has a track record of injuries that have prevented her from competing in one competition or another over the last 10 years of her career. She wanted to win another Olympic medal in her long-awaited return to the Games.

It took Ester Ledecka a little less than a minute and half on Saturday to cement herself as one of the lasting stories of the PyeongChang Games.

Ski Sunday commentator Ed Leigh: "It's like being great at badminton and tennis". She said this hurt her chance of medaling. She also took the bronze in the super-G in Vancover.

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