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(6,995 posts)
Fri Feb 18, 2022, 03:02 AM Feb 2022

Do you remember the last Winter Olympics?

One event I like to remember is the following:

I don't remember their names, but one of our celebrity skiers was going to retire following this Olympics, and everyone was talking to her, talking about it and all. She was entered in several events.

Well, this one event was downhill skiing, you know, where you have to ski through the gates. There was a snow boarder who entered for a lark. She did not train for downhill skiing, but she knew how to do it.

So, she does her last run, and it is fantastic. She ended up winning gold. She did not expect to win, so it was almost an afterthought for her to look up at the scores. She beat even the Olympic champion downhill skier.

Later, the press was interviewing the retiring Olympian, who had an event scheduled, and they were inquiring as to how she felt about her chances to win. And, she said something like, "Yeah, I don't think there are any snow boarders entered."

Hahaha!! Oh, that was so funny! It was sweet and memorable. I don't have a clip of it, but I remember that joke.

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Do you remember the last Winter Olympics? (Original Post) EndlessWire Feb 2022 OP
Lindsey Vonn iemanja Feb 2022 #1
Oh yeah! That sounds right! TY. EndlessWire Feb 2022 #2
Katie Ledecky iemanja Feb 2022 #3
I love the Olympics, too. EndlessWire Feb 2022 #6
Ester Ledecka Jimbo S Feb 2022 #4
She's awesome. n/t FSogol Feb 2022 #5
TY. EndlessWire Feb 2022 #7


(6,995 posts)
2. Oh yeah! That sounds right! TY.
Fri Feb 18, 2022, 03:44 AM
Feb 2022

I think we have a swimmer that wins everything with the last name Ledecka, or very similar. I kinda remember that.

I think you'd have to be pretty good to win in the Olympics. But, I have this memory of her not really paying attention to the scores because she did not expect to win.

It was great!


(6,995 posts)
6. I love the Olympics, too.
Sat Feb 19, 2022, 09:43 PM
Feb 2022

Didn't watch any this year, but have been running across reports and also following the drug scandal. I love Tara and Johnny very much, and saw a little bit of them online, too.

My main man, Johannes Klaebo, won two gold, one silver, and one bronze. His Olympics started off rocky, then he sucked it up, got his head straight, and proceeded to win. He's only 25 years old. He is an excellent example of an Olympian. (Plus, he's really handsome.) I wish I could do as well.

I remember watching Ledecky in Rio. Amazing swimmer. She's six feet tall, beautiful, and almost unbeatable. Her career from start to whenever finish will probably never be equaled.

Jimbo S

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4. Ester Ledecka
Fri Feb 18, 2022, 01:20 PM
Feb 2022

My inspiration.

It was the Super-G. Since she snowboards, it leaves less time for ski training and traveling to competitions. It wasn't a lark, she's on the tour and qualified to compete.

She competed again this year. Gold in her snowcross event, then 8?th in Super-G, not so well in Downhill, and 4th in the Combined.


(6,995 posts)
7. TY.
Sat Feb 19, 2022, 09:48 PM
Feb 2022

Well, I wish I could have seen her compete. Did she not compete in snowboard? If she goes home with a gold, then she did very well indeed.

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