Insight Update

Ester Ledecká is back!

After a collar bone injury suffered in the summer of 2022, Ester Ledecká sat out the entire year only to come back with a second place in Rogla (Slo) in Parallel GS and a first place in Berchestgaden (Ger) in Parallel Slalom. Level had a quick chat after her victory about the plans for next year.

LEVEL:
How does it feel to be back on the slopes after one year? 
ESTER LEDECKÁ:
It is an amazing feeling! I missed it a lot! 


L:
On what did you set your mind during one year without racing?
EL:
I was trying to stay sharp and focused on rehabilitation and I was trying to catch up with my school work because I want to finish up my Master’s degree this year. 


L:
What’s the best and worst thing about an off-season like this year?
EL:
The good thing is that I had more time for my family and friends, the worst thing is watching everyone racing and having fun and not being able to speed up the recovery process. 


L:
What are your sensations after the first race of 2023?
EL:
I’m happy that I was able to race this season at least in one of my sports. I’m proud of myself and my team. We were able to prepare in such a short time and be able to reach big finals in two different disciplines and even win the second time. It was fun! 


L:
We saw you back on the snowboard, what about alpine skiing? 
EL:
I got the green light from doctors at the end of February. After such a long time and two surgeries, Snowboarding was a safer choice from the start. In this discipline, we could eliminate the contact between my shoulder and the gates and the speed in snowboarding is also a bit lower than on skis. Also, I had zero training in DH or SG, I mean I had no training in Snowboarding but it all just kind of played out for snowboarding this time. 


L:
What is your plan for the summer?
EL:
I will do hopefully lots of skiing, Snowboarding and windsurfing. 


L:
How do you see the next 23/24 FIS Alpine Skiing Season?
EL:
I’m excited to be able to race on skis soon too. I will do my best to be ready for it.


L:
How do you see the next 23/24 FIS Alpine Snowboard Season?
EL:
I think we set the right tone for the next season with the last race of this season. I hope the schedule for both sports will allow me to be part of many races in both disciplines.


L:
Will we see you in Sölden in October?
EL:
I’m not sure about that. I’m still planning to specialise in speed disciplines, but if the schedule allows it then why not.

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