Czech speed skater Martina Sáblíková won the 3,000 meters race at the
Calgary World Cup on Friday, strengthening her lead in the overall
standings. The three-time Olympic champion covered the track in 3: 54,936,
which is her personal best this season.
She beat Antoinette de Jong from the Netherlands by 1.24 seconds. Russia’s Natalja Voronin placed third.
Ester Ledecká won sixth place in a World Cup combined event in
Altenmarkt-Zauchensee on Sunday and ranked among the top ten in another
skiing discipline. She came fifth in the super-G, and sixth in the slalom.
The winner was Italian Federica Brignone.
Ledecká won the gold medal in super-G in alpine skiing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in a historic upset.
Czech skier and snowboarder Ester Ledecká finished fourth in the second
women’s World Cup downhill at Lake Louise on Saturday.
The race was won by Nicole Schmidhofer of Austria. Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States was second, followed by Francesca Marsaglia of Italy.
It is the second-best result in the Alpine Ski World Cup for Ledecká, who was the surprise winner of Friday's season-opening downhill, clinching victory from the 26th starting position.
Czech skier Ester Ledecká secured her first World Cup win, by clinching
the downhill at Lake Louise on Friday.
She crossed the finish line in 1:31.87, 0.35 seconds ahead of leader Corrine Suter of Switzerland, who was hoping to claim her first career World Cup victory. The 24-year-old Czech was wearing bib number 26 as she did in South Korea, where she famously captured the Olympic super-G.
The Olympic and world champion in Alpine snowboarding had a previous best Alpine skiing World Cup finish of seventh. She is the first Czech skier ever to win a World Cup downhill.
Snowboarder Ester Ledecká won the Crystal Globe at the World Cup in Winterberg, Germany, on Saturday. The Czech snowboard queen retained first place in the overall ranking thanks to her fifth position in the parallel slalom. She clinched a record-setting fourth-straight parallel overall title on the day of her 24th birthday.
Olympic champion speed skater Martina Sáblíková broke her own world
record in the 3,000m race on Saturday at the ISU World Cup Finals in Salt
Lake City, USA.
She clocked in at 3:52.027, eclipsing her prior mark of 3:53.31 from last week in Calgary.
This is the third world record in 10 days for the 31-year-old athlete, the Czech Republic’s first to win two gold medals at a single Olympic Winter Games back in 2010.
American Olympic gold-medalist Mikaela Shiffrin has won the World Cup
slalom in the Czech ski resort where she began her racing career in 2011.
Shiffrin set a new record for the most Alpine Skiing World Cup triumphs in a season, 15, after winning the slalom in Špindlerův Mlýn.
Switzerland's Wendy Holdener finished second. Petra Vlhová of Slovakia, the only skier other than Shiffrin to win a women's World Cup slalom since January 2017, placed third.
Czech teen Gabriela Capová placed fourth.
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