"Number one is always very hard, especially in super-G", Vonn told NBC. "I'm really looking forward to the snowboard and I think I should already switch on "snowboard girl" now". You know I attacked. I left it all on the hill.
At a news conference that followed her upset win, Ledecka wore her ski goggles - "Because I wasn't prepared to be at the ceremony and I don't have makeup on", she said.
"I'd like to say a lot but I feel like right now is not the time because I need to focus on my races and thats whats most important to me right now", said Vonn, after clocking the fastest time in the first training run for Wednesdays prestigious downhill.
Barcelona notch up win after two draws
The Catalan giants remain unbeaten this season and still maintain a healthy seven point lead at the top of table. Draws with Espanyol and Getafe came after being pushed to the limit by Alavés the week before.
Yarnold retained her women's skeleton title with a stunning final run at the Olympic Sliding Centre and there was also a bronze medal for teammate Laura Deas as Great Britain enjoyed their most successful day at a Winter Games, despite more heartbreak for short-track speed skater Elise Christie.
Instead, Veith, starting 15th, took the silver medal with a time of 1:21.12, and Lichtenstein's Tina Weirather, starting seventh, won the bronze with a time of 1:21.22.
She created history by becoming the first athlete, male or female, to compete in both snowboard and skiing events at the Winter Olympics. The mistake was enough to keep her out of medal contention. Not only that, but Vonn's last-minute mistake cost her a chance at standing on the podium as she slipped to sixth place. Ledecka's surprise victory in the early afternoon preceding Hanyu was gold medal number 999. She has another shot at winning a medal on Tuesday when she competes in a downhill event.
However, a serious knee injury in October 2015 derailed her career and it seemed the 28-year-old Mrs. Veith was past her peak. But she has refused to specialize in one sport, and she started racing on the World Cup Alpine circuit two years ago. "I was just trying to do my best run", Ledecka said.
Canada's halftime report card at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Seo Yi-Ra was the fastest person to get up from the crash in the final and took bronze, South Korea's fifth medal of the Games. He just keeps on navigating his way through the first of what should be many Games short track tournaments for the 21-year-old.
She didn't even own the skis on which she raced - her equipment borrowed from giant slalom gold medallist Mikaela Shiffrin. She holds the women's record for the most world cup wins and is five shy of tying Swedish legend Ingemar Stenmark with 86.
Olympic gold medalist and former United States soccer player Julie Foudy was shocked by some of the tweets she saw.
Vonn was late, got too low and went off into the soft snow at the bottom of the course, scrubbing way too much time on the flats before the finish. "I knew it was possible, but I didn't expect it".
'Blackface' Skit on China's Lunar New Year Sparks Outrage
This year, one of the many comedy routines featured throughout the show was one meant to depict China's relationship with Africa. User iamHuizit wrote: 'CCTV's racist show during Spring Gala shook me and made me so ashamed of China and my people.