Ledecká will return to competitions after almost a year, the snowboard SP in Rogle awaits her

Ledecká will return to competitions after almost a year, the snowboard SP in Rogle awaits her

Ledeck is about to return to the factory after a year, waiting for ji snowboarding SP in Rogla

Illustration photo – Czech snowboarder Ester Ledecká has a picture from March 10, 2018.

Rogla (Slovenia) – Three-time Olympic champion Ester Ledecká returns to racing after almost a year. The Czech star of winter sports, who spent a long time healing a broken collarbone last summer, is waiting for the snowboard World Cup race in the Slovenian resort of Rogla on Wednesday. In parallel giant slalom, she has so far won five of the seven SP races she has entered since 2013.

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She last raced in Rogle three years ago. Last year, she was supposed to fight for a medal at the world championships here, but due to an injury, she withdrew just before the race. She also lost the snowboarding world championship this season, when she also had to give up the World Cup in alpine skiing. After a summer accident on an electric skateboard, she had to undergo two operations with a broken collarbone, and only at the beginning of February was she able to start training on the snowy slopes.

Last week, the ski association announced that it will make it to the last two WC snowboard races. “I'm looking forward to it like a little girl and thank you once again to all the doctors and physiotherapists who returned me to where I belong, on the snowy hills. My world is finally starting to turn in the right direction again,” Ledecká commented on Facebook.

< p>She last raced last year on March 17, when she rode the super-giant slalom in the ski World Cup final. She missed the current peak skiing season completely, because this week only the final races in Andorra are on the program, where she progressed according to the results in this year's WC.

The twenty-seven-year-old Czech representative will compete on snowboard for the first time since last year's Winter Olympics games in Beijing, where she defended the gold from PyeongChang 2018 in the parallel giant slalom. After the giant slalom in Slovenia, she should move to Berchtesgaden, Germany, where the parallel slalom will be held on Saturday, March 18. This will be the last individual race of this year's snowboard WC.

Swiss Julie Zoggová, the reigning parallel slalom world champion, is leading the World Cup standings in parallel disciplines before the last two races. The seventeenth place belongs to the best Czech representative Zuzana Maděrová.