Ledecká “cooks a potato pancake” at the World Championships, the squirrel narrowly escaped her again


Updates: 13.02.2021 13:54

Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy) – At the World Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Ester Ledecká took a potato medal for the second time in a row, as they say placing fourth. In today’s downhill run on the Olympic piste, Tofane finished seven hundredths of the medal and repeated the position from the super-G.

“It’s a sport, there will be a potato pancake for dinner,” Ledecká joked among the journalists. “The Italian boys say that it is a tin medal, so they will have a new tin roof again,” she said to her Italian coach Franz Gamper.

During the conversation, Ledecká resigned for a moment. The fastest trio after the downhill were just lifting the prepared trophies on the podium. She applauded her opponents with recognition. “I could have gotten such a nice squirrel. Yeah, seven hundredths!” she declared.

The red squirrel is the mascot of the World Championships at the Italian resort in the Dolomites, and the medalists receive rodents carved from wood on a pedestal.

In Thursday’s super-giant slalom, Ledecká was six hundredths behind the bronze, which was a meter and a half. It was seven hundredths and two meters in the descent. As in the super-G, she significantly improved her personal maximum at the championship.

“I’m very happy to be among the best in the world, I can ride the toughest tracks that are for girls. Of course it’s not a medal, but it’s a great location. I’m glad I’m sticking to the top and I’m kind of one of them , “she said, telling the fans,” I hope to make them happy with even better results. “

On the track, similarly to the super-G, she corrected her stance after the start in broken snow. “Training has jumped a lot already. I was ready to be a little offensive, but it wasn’t such a problem,” she said. She was glad that she drove most of the passages better than the training. “I’m improving in comparison with myself and other girls,” said the Olympic winner in the giant slalom.

After a “parachute” in the passage between the rocks, she picked up one of the highest speeds. Radar Ledecké measured 137 km / h. “I’m just thinking about being as small as possible, my elbows hidden. You won’t realize it until you jump, which will shoot you to the skies,” she said. She unwrapped a little more on the jump. “I realized there that I probably had quite a lot of speed and also that I should have stepped on it a lot more.”

She managed the next passage well, in comparison with the medalists she lost in the final straighter part. “I think maybe I drove a little more straightforward Rumerlo and I didn’t have time to prepare for the next jump as I should have. It bothered me a bit, I lost speed to the lower passage. It will happen holt, it’s one ride. I put in all that, “she said

After reaching the finish line, she figured in second place. He usually does not experience his position in the target area. “You’ve probably noticed that I’m never very happy. It’s not because I don’t enjoy the ride, but it’s mostly because I’m still in the ride and wondering where I could have done better, where I was. she could have packed better, “she said.

She finished sixth in the World Cup twice before the championship, now she has two fourth places behind her. If she improved by two places in the next race, she would take silver in combination at the World Championships. “I hope so,” she laughed, repeating, “I’m glad I’m moving forward like this, and most importantly, keeping in touch with the tip.”


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