Ester Ledecká is already looking forward to snow and racing ahead of the Olympic season. At the Beijing Games in February, she will try to follow the gold double in Pyongyang, where she won in 2018 a parallel giant slalom on snowboard and a sensational super-giant slalom on ski.
“I think I have a well-prepared body and head,” Ledecká said at a press conference, adding that she couldn’t wait for winter: “I’m a racing type and I’m in pain despite the preparation. I think this season will be good, and I hope it will be long. “
She admitted she had the Olympics on her mind. “But there are still a lot of races ahead of her. We’re going to go step by step. When I’m nominated, I hope to go a few races, both skiing and snowboarding,” smiled the 26-year-old star. on the white slopes.
She praised the training in both disciplines. “Now it’s half and a half skis and a snowboard. I have more training days on a snowboard than last year,” she revealed.
The word Olympics is banned in the Ledecká team as before and a fine of ten euros is paid for its pronunciation. The athlete herself didn’t stand out three times in total during the answers, and the Olympics dropped the word. “I sewed myself a whip,” the Prague native was horrified.
Not to say that the Olympics are also a tactical psychological intention. As the Beijing Games approach, they will hear more and more that he is going to defend two gold medals, and the pressure will increase. “It’s been pretty good so far. I’m ready to graduate and I won’t let that go,” she said.
She’s working on mental resilience with the help of one of her Red Bull sponsors and, most importantly, herself. “I tried different techniques and always had a lot of fun,” she said.
She is said to be happy in her personal life, and when she is close to her, she has her loved ones close at hand. “The mother we are talking to, or my grandfather,” she named Zuzana’s mother and grandfather of world ice hockey champion Jan Klapáč.
After the season, she also underwent various physical tests. She found out how her muscles worked and over the summer she tried to harden her condition with the results. “I’ve improved and I’m fine. I hope this will last,” she wished, knocking for good luck.
However, she did not want to reveal the training methods, she only added that she was focusing on the gluteal muscles, for example. “How to engage my ass, because I have a small one compared to other skiers. I tried to work on it so that other skiers don’t laugh at me,” Ledecká joked.
He will start the season with a giant slalom in Sölden, Austria next weekend, then move most likely to Nakiska, Canada, for training and then, in first gear, the World Cup races in Lake. Louise.
She traditionally wants to combine skiing and involve snowboarding more, on which only three races have taken place in the past two seasons. “We have a plan, but it always changes a hundred times. In the summer, I worked to keep the body ready for the change. I hope it pays off and go away as much as I can.”
She was happy to have managed to keep the same implementation team until the Olympic season. “Although the whole team had several offers. I am aware of that and I appreciate that they are loyal and stay with me. They are the best in the world, at least I think so, and I am glad that they are not. run anywhere, “she whispered.
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