Ledecká narrowly misses out on medal in Olympic combined Alpine event

Ester Ledecká has finished fourth in the women’s alpine combined race at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, narrowly missing out on an Alpine medal to go with her gold in snowboarding’s parallel giant slalom.

The 24-year-old Czech skier and snowboarder reportedly suffered an injury during a training before the second run of the race and left the downhill area with tears in her eyes.

The combined event was won by Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin, who defended her Olympic title with a time of 2:25.67, ahead of her compatriot Wendy Holdener. Italy's Federica Brignone won the bronze medal.

Author: Ruth Fraňková