On a snowboard and skis, Ester Ledecka is a history-making Olympic gold medalist.

One of the surprising breakout stars of the Winter Games, the Czech pulled double-duty on the slopes in Pyeongchang and became the first to win snowboarding's parallel giant slalom and skiing's Alpine super-G.

She outraced Selina Joerg of Germany to the line in the final of the snowboarding event Saturday and won by .46 seconds. That came seven days after she won the super-G by .01 seconds — and shocked everyone, including herself.

"It was a great day," Ledecka said Saturday. "I enjoyed every run and I'm very happy to be here and stand on the highest place."

Norway secures record with Alpine bronze

Switzerland won the debut of the Alpine team event, but Norway's third-place finish gave it a record 38 medals at a single Winter Olympics.

"Even underneath the suit, I get goosebumps talking about it," Norway's Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen said.

Finland's finest

Iivo Niskanen of Finland took gold in cross-country's 50-kilometer mass start.

Niskanen beat Russian rival Alexander Bolshunov with a strong sprint in the 50-kilometer mass start to give Finland its first gold of the games.

"The first, but not the last," Niskanen said. "Tomorrow is a new day. I (was) wanting to win my gold medal (over) this distance and it had been long years."

Niskanen won the marathon event in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 22.1 seconds — more than 18 seconds ahead of Bolshunov.

Canadian men secure hockey bronze

The Canadian men made sure they aren't going home from the Olympics hockey tournament empty-handed, even after missing out on a third straight gold medal.

Andrew Ebbett, Chris Kelly and Derek Roy each scored in the first period, helping Canada take the bronze medal by beating the Czech Republic 6-4. The Russians and Germany will play off Sunday for the gold medal.

Toutant takes gold

Sebastien Toutant of Canada won the men's Big Air snowboarding event by scoring 174.25 points in the final.

Kyle Mack of the United States took second with a score of 168.75, and Billy Morgan of Britain earned bronze.

Red Gerard, who won the first gold medal for the United States in Pyeongchang in the slopestyle event two weeks ago, finished fifth.

South Korea glides to gold in speedskating mass start

The debut of the speedskating mass start races worked out well for the hosts, with South Korea's Lee Seung-hoon unleashing a final sprint to beat Belgian inline skater Bart Swings in the men's event.

Japan's Nana Takagi blasted past opposition in the final straightaway to win the women's gold from Kim Bo-reum of South Korea.

Medal heads

Norway leads the medals table with 13 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze, breaking the record of 37 overall set at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics by the Americans.

"It's just a really cool feeling to feel that the whole team succeeded today," Nina Haver-Loeseth said after Norway edged France for the bronze. "I think that Norwegian Alpine skiers had a very successful Olympics. We've been at the medal plaza, cheering our teammates on and I was like, 'We are not leaving here without a medal.' So it means a lot."

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