Czech skier pulls off huge upset to win gold

Swathes of empty seats have been seen at the Winter Olympics- despite Games officials claiming nearly 90 per cent of tickets have been sold. Unoccupied seats can be seen as Katharina Gallhuber of Austria competes during the Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom

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The race was won by Czech snowboarder Ester Ledecka in one of the biggest shocks in Winter Games history. It arrived in what she called "the last critical section", about 6 seconds from the end of a race that took the victor 1 minute, 21.11 seconds to complete, just 0.01 seconds ahead of silver medalist Anna Veith of Austria, the 2014 champion. "You know, I want to represent our country well, and I don't think there are a lot of people now in our government who do that".

Pechstein, who was six days short of her 46th birthday on Friday when she faded and finished a distant eighth in the women's 5,000-meter race with a time of 7:05.43, said she intends to continue competing through the 2022 Beijing Games.

Everyone was watching Vonn at the beginning because she was the first racer out of the gate on a sunny day with nary a cloud.

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International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams added: "None of us can control social media and the public has the right to say what they want but we would ask anyone to respect the athletes and respect their work". "I was looking at the board, thinking they are going to put up there a couple more seconds".

"For me, the first reaction was like, 'Is this possible?'" Veith said.

"But unfortunately I'm only good at ski racing... and she still beat me". Reiter pointed out, for example, that on the same final jump that gave Vonn trouble Saturday, Ledecka's weight shifted too far backward, but she managed to recover.

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Adding to the victim's horror, Nalapad followed Vidwath there and continued thrashed him further, leaving him severely injured. The incident took place in Bengaluru in a pub in UB City in the night, when Nalapad walked into the pub with his cronies.

Since she was 4 years old, Ledecka said she decided she would compete in snowboarding GS and skiing. "Better stay with us and don't go snowboarding".

In the men's 1,000, Girard took the goal with a time of 1:24.650, edging American John-Henry Krueger into silver. She'll run in the combined event on Thursday.

It's ok Julie. Not everyone has to like me but my family loves me and I sleep well at night. After the race was over, Vonn took to Twitter to express her frustration for the outcome of the race. The bronze medallist in super-G and gold medallist in downhill at the 2010 Vancouver Games but sidelined for the 2014 Olympics was fast in stretches. I was riding. I really don't know what happened.

Here's the thing: She is a snowboarder by trade.

Weirather noticed the early problems, saying that Vonn's later flub "was actually not as costly as it looked, because she didn't lose that much time there".

"My injuries were more severe than I thought, but I've been fortunate to make it to the Olympics, and that I'm able to smile now explains what I'm feeling".

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