Winter Olympian Ledecká unable to compete until new year due to surgery
Three-time Olympic snowboarding and alpine skiing champion Ester Ledecká has undergone further surgery on her collarbone, which she broke this summer during training. Ms. Ledecká said in a press release on Monday that she will not be able to compete until the new year, but hopes she will be able to make it to the FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships in Georgia and to the Alpine World Ski Championships in France, both starting in February.
The 27-year-old sportswoman originally planned to return to the slopes next week at the Alpine Ski World Cup in Lake Louise, Canada. However, after her collarbone fracture did not heal as expected, she had to change her plans and underwent another operation last week in Innsbruck, Austria.