Ledecká comes second in first event after nearly year out

Three-time Olympic champion Ester Ledecká has returned in style after a serious injury, coming second in parallel giant slalom at the snowboard World Cup in the Slovenian resort of Rogla on Wednesday.

It was the Czech’s first event in almost a year after she required protracted treatment for a broken collarbone in the summer of last year.

Ledecká, who is 27, made world headlines for winning gold in parallel giant slalom in snowboarding and the super-G in alpine skiing at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Four years later she took another gold medal in the former discipline.

Author: Ian Willoughby