Záhrobská takes bronze in women’s slalom

Czech alpine skier Šárka Záhrobská has won the bronze medal in the women’s slalom in Vancouver – the Czech Republic’s sixth medal at this year’s Winter Olympic Games. On Friday, the 25-year-old skier got in a successful first run at Whistler and again skied well during her second to finish behind Germany’s Maria Reisch (who took gold) and Marlies Schild of Austria (who took silver). It is the first time Záhrobská has won an Olympic medal and is also the first time a Czech alpine skier has finished on the podium for the Czech Republic. Before that Olga Charvátová won a bronze medal in the downhill for the former Czechoslovakia at the Winter Olympics in 1984.

Author: Jan Velinger