Underdog wins at the Winter Olympics! Did anyone see this on the news this morning? (Many of you must have seen it last night but I only saw it today.) Ester Ledecka from the Czech Republic won the Gold Medal in the alpine women's Super G, only just beating the 2nd place finisher by one one-hundredth of a second! There, I do hope I have all that right, I do so get mixed up on numbers and I congratulate Ester Ledecka on her victory and am very happy for her. I LOVE it when someone just comes out of nowhere and is totally unexpected to win and then, they DO win and all the "experts" are flabbergasted about it! The American, Lindsey Vonn, had great expectations for victory but had a bad finish at the end of her run, and came in 6th, I believe. (That is the big headline here...however, she was most impressed by Ester Ledecka and said so...I am so glad. I like Lindsey Vonn myself and I like her even more really for having lost and being gracious about it.)
ANYWAY....here is what I MUST tell you. Ester Ledecka's mother is a figure skater (which you could expect) but her father is a....wait for it... a SINGER! He has been producing albums for the past 30 years! Why, you know I had to look him up! His name is JANEK LEDECKY. Of course, I had to watch several music videos and I found one that I really liked and wanted to share with you!
(Some of the older ones remind me very much of Nigel from "This Is Spinal Tap"!) "Turn it up to 11"!!
I love the video! Why, you can even see that Janek Ledecky can juggle! I am most impressed!
If you follow the Olympics closely, you might recognize the name "Ledecky"...Katie Ledecky is an American and is a 5 time Gold Medalist swimmer! Since her paternal grandfather is from the Czech Republic...well, look- read all about this just here!
No snowy mountain to show you...just a bit of snow from my yard in January!
Do you also like to root for the underdog? There is just something about someone coming ahead to win when no one expects it. That is what I love about sports..."it ain't over, till it's over"!
P.S. Not sure why it is Ester Ledecka not "Ledecky". Perhaps someone can tell me why this is so?