Snowboarder Ledecká wins World Cup event to cement impressive return

Three-time Olympic champion Ester Ledecká came first in the parallel giant slalom in a snowboard World Cup event in Germany’s Berchtesgaden on Saturday.

The win came just days after the Czech’s first event in almost a year, when she finished second. Ledecká she required protracted treatment for a broken collarbone in the summer of last year.

The Czech, 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