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  1. #16
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    Re: 2018 Winter Olympic Games

    Quote Originally Posted by westdog54 View Post
    Czech athlete Ester Ledecka is now the front-runner for best story of the games.

    A World Champion Snowboarder, Ledecka entered the women's Super G downhill skiing. She borrowed a pair of skis from an American Skiier and was the 26th to take the course.

    She's the first athlete, male or female, to compete in snowboarding and skiing in the same Olympics.

    NBC, thinking no-one outside of the top 20 would medal, named Anna VEITH of Austria the gold medallist prior to Ledecka's run.

    Ledecka produced the run of her life to pip Veith by one one-hundreth of a second and claim gold.

    At the end of her run, Ledecka just stared at the clock, in disbelief at what she'd just accomplished.

    I've attached the video. Its joyful to watch.

    Thanks for sharing this here - brilliant story. I'm sure Ch 7 will just show the 50th replay of Hammer's interview with Shaun White instead.

    The alpine skiing events have been monumental at these Olympics. Mayer winning the men's Super G while injured was also an amazing run.
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    Re: 2018 Winter Olympic Games

    Amazing story.

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    Re: 2018 Winter Olympic Games

    Damn, she attacked those corners like a mad woman. Deserved every bit of that gold medal.
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    Re: 2018 Winter Olympic Games

    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    Damn, she attacked those corners like a mad woman. Deserved every bit of that gold medal.
    I couldn't believe how aggressive she was. She did brilliantly to get down in one piece at that speed.

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    Re: 2018 Winter Olympic Games

    "Yeah? But no, but, yeah but, or? Oh *!*!*!*! that is me at the top"
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    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
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    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.
    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed.
    And I said "Obie, I don't think I can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. "
    "He said, "Shut up, kid. Get in the back of the patrol car. "


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