Czech Ester Ledecka repeats gold in parallel giant slalom snowboarding

Ester Ledecka at the 2022 Winter Olympics - Credit: Getty Images

Ester Ledecka at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Credit: Getty Images

Two-sport athlete¬†Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic defended her 2018 Olympic gold Tuesday in women’s parallel giant slalom, defeating Austria’s Daniela Ulbing in the big final to clinch a repeat title at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Ulbing made a mistake near the bottom of the course, allowing Ledecka to cruise home for the victory.¬†Slovenian Gloria Kotnik beat Michelle Dekker of the Netherlands in the event’s small final to grab bronze.

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Ledecka, 26, captured a surprise gold in Alpine super-G a week before her PGS win in PyeongChang. This year the order is swapped, with super-G following PGS this Friday.

The now three-time Olympic gold medalist may also compete in Alpine downhill next Tuesday.

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