[VIDEO] What Can’t She Do: Olympic Gold Medallist Showcases Incredible Waterskiing Skills

Julia Schneemann | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Ester Ledecká showing off some mad waterskiing skills on a mono. | Picture: Screenshot from Instagram video

Czech snowsports multi-talent Ester Ledecká showed off her waterskiing skills on social media. The 28-year-old is an incredible all rounder, who in 2018 became the first person in the world to win an Olympic Gold medal in both Alpine Skiing as well as Snowboarding. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea, Ledecká won Gold in the Super-G in Alpine skiing and then followed it up with a Gold in Parallel Slalom in Snowboarding the next day.

Not only was she the first person ever to compete on two different types of equipment in the same Olympics, but even more impressive, she became the first person to win. This was a massive surprise not only to spectators and commentators, but also to her, who had apparently borrowed the race skis from non other than Mikaela, Shiffrin. In her interview following the Super-G victory reporters asked her why she was not taking off the goggles, to which Ledecká replied that she had not expected to win and was therefore not wearing any make-up (unlike the other female competitors).

Prior to her record breaking double-Gold Olympic victory, the Czech skier and snowboarder had been told by the Czech snowsports association to pick a discipline: ski or snowboard, but she had refused and it has clearly been paying off in spades for her. Judging from the below video, she might want to add waterskiing to her competitive portfolio,


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