Date of Birth:
March 23, 1995
City/State of Birth:
Prague, Czech Republic
Olympics and Events Attended:
2013 Junior World Championships, Two Gold Medals, Parallel Slalom
2013 – 14 FIS Snowboard World Cup, Gold Medal and 2nd, Parallel Slalom
2014 Olympics, Sochi, Russia, Snowboarding/Parallel Giant Slalom, 7th Overall
Ledecka was born in Prague, to mother Zuzana and father Janek, a well-known singer in the Czech Republic. She comes from a family of sporting background; he grandfather is a two-time Olympic medalist. When she is not attending her long-distance learning program in Prague, Ledecka’s hobbies include playing the guitar and singing.
At only 17, Ledecka won gold in the Parallel Slalom event at the Junior World Championships, her second gold of the competition. She was named “Junior Sportsperson of the Year” at the Czech Republic’s 2013 Sportsperson of the Year awards.
At the 2013-14 FIS Snowboard World Cup, she became the first Czech to win gold in Parallel Giant Slalom, and just the third Czech to win any World Cup snowboarding event.