Lindsey Vonn's opener, super-G, delayed because of wind

Lindsey Vonn 2018

The 22-year-old's reaction after crossing the finish line told the story, looking on in disbelief for nearly half a minute before realising her achievement.

Skiing today's super-G with the unenviable No. 1 bib, which meant racing without any course feedback, Vonn appeared to have a medal-worthy run going until making a critical mistake near the bottom of the course. This race should provide a first glimpse of American Lindsey Vonn in action at these Olympics, although her best chance is in the downhill next Wednesday.

With 13 seasons behind her and no less than seven major world and Olympic medals and four world cup titles under her belt - including double world gold at Val-d'Isere in 2009 - Vonn embarked on the 2013 season with one goal in mind; equaling but ultimately breaking the 86 win tally of the great Swede Ingemar Stenmark back in 1989 in Aspen, Colorado.

Pyeongchang: Czech snowboarder Ester Ledecka sprang one of the biggest shocks in Winter Games history when she won the super-G on Saturday with USA star Lindsey Vonn finishing sixth.

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In November 2013, as she was recovering from her first significant knee injury, she re-injured the same knee and had to miss the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Ester Ledecka stepped out of her snowboard long enough to click into her skis and become an Olympic gold medalist. Goggia herself is hitting peak form at the right time and remains overall points leader in the downhill itself, but both will be pushed by Lara Gut, Connie Huetter and Tina Weirather to name but three - even Giant Slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin may opt to go also. Ledecka has never placed higher than 19th in a world cup super-G race.

Entering a jump-turn combination, Vonn allowed one of her skis to lift off the snow too much and swept several feet wide of the proper path, barely clearing a gate.

By the end of the event, Vonn was out of medal contention.

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"I did the best I could with the information I had", Vonn said.

Vonn will be the first racer in the field in Pyeongchang.

"Tomorrow it's game time!" she tweeted last night.

Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka comes to grips with her unexpected gold medal. "I know that she can take a lot of risks".

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