Ester Ledecka etched her name into Olympic lore by winning gold in the women's snowboarding parallel giant slalom final Saturday afternoon (Friday ET) at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The 22-year-old world champion became the first woman to capture gold medals in different sports at the same Winter Games after beating German Selina Joerg by nearly half a second in the Pyeongchang final.
She came into the Olympics top-ranked on the snowboarding circuit but never considered a threat, until now, in skiing.
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Germany also came away with bronze and a majority share of the women's giant slalom medals thanks to Theresia Hofmeister's victorious effort versus Zavarzina.
If the Czech wins gold in the PGS, she will become just the fifth athlete to claim gold in two sports at a Winter Olympics.
The Czech world champion and hot favourite had earlier shocked the world of alpine skiing by capturing gold in last week's super-G skiing.
In the men's race, Switzerland's Nevin Galmarini won the gold, beating South Korea's Sangho Lee to the line in the final.More news: Goalie Maddie Rooney delivers gold medal performance for US
Haug did the cross-country and Nordic combined double at the 1924 Olympics and Groettumsbraten won the same events at the 1928 Games.
Take it from American skier Lindsey Vonn, and Ledecka's performance could have serious staying power in terms of how it affects future Olympic hopefuls. Millennials are raw - being inclusive and trying other sports is important for them, as it should be.
But Ledecka is best known and has seen the most success as a snowboarder, where she's won world titles and competed in the Winter Games in Sochi four years ago.More news: Voting begins for Assembly bypolls in Madhya Pradesh