Winter Olympics: US Ski Star Lindsey Vonn 'Hurt' By Anti-American Claims

Philipp Guelland  European Press

The first ever athlete to compete in both skiing and snowboarding at the Games, the Czech had never finished on the podium before in an Alpine event and had never finished higher than 19th in a super-G World Cup race.

Vonn said she wouldn't be visiting the White House if she won a gold medal in skiing. I was riding. I really don't know what happened.

Ledecka, meanwhile, opted for a quiet night to prepare for her snowboard event next week, a discipline she was better known for prior to Saturday, having become the first Czech to win the parallel giant slalom World Cup in the 2015-16 season.

Not only did Ledecka deprive Veith of what looked like a rare double, she pushed Vonn back into sixth spot, the American star paying the price for a massive error that saw her lose valuable time at the bottom of the course.

Here's the thing: She is a snowboarder by trade.

"I want to represent our country well", Vonn said at the time.

Wonderful question. Even better may be this: Is she now a snowboarder or an Alpine skier?

Before today, Ledecka had been most well-known as a snowboarder - that's where she's had the most success, including world titles and a trip to the Sochi Games in 2014.

Ledecka, just 22 years old, absolutely crushed her run, finishing in just 1 minute, 21.11 seconds, holding off defending champion Anna Veith of Austria by just.01 second to take gold in the competition.

Another Trump supporter felt she should have used her time to train rather than lash out at the president. "I thought it must be some mistake... they're going to switch the time for some others". Hours before the Super G event on Saturday, Vonn posted an emotional tribute to her grandfather on Instagram. "It might not be a medal, but I definitely gave it everything I had".

"I wish I had as much athleticism as she does to win in two sports in the same Olympics", said Vonn, who will next race in Wednesday's downhill.

"All the other girls didn't risk a lot", Ledecka said afterwards.

HollywoodLifers, are you surprised that Esther won the Olympic gold?

Her win reminded Czechs of another surprise Olympic win in 1998 in Nagano when Jaromir Jagr and Dominik Hasek led the men's ice hockey team to a gold medal win over Russian Federation. "Absolutely not. Nope. I have to win to be invited so - no, actually I think every USA team member is invited".

Well...after 8 years of waiting I finally get a chance to compete in the Olympics again.

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