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Meet The Olympian Who Shocked The World Last Night

A picture of the Olympic Rings in South Korea.

(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Friday night brought with it the biggest upset of the 2018 Winter Olympics thus far. Those gathered around the ski slope in PyeonChang and those huddled around their TV sets all around the world witnessed a true David vs. Goliath moment.

The event? Women's Super-G.

The downhill ski race appeared all but over after Austria’s Anna Veith, the defending gold medalist in the event, put together a run that seemed impossible to beat. Even NBA thought the event was over, and tuned into a separate event at the Winter games.

NBC underestimated one of the racer's left in the event, however. Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic came out of nowhere to win the race by the slimmest of margins -- 0.01 seconds.

Ledecka is a snowboarder first, and even had to borrow a pair of skis for the event. American Mikaela Shiffrin lent her skis to the Czech skier, and then watched as she made the impossible possible.

Ledecka showed off her gold medal on Instagram.

Congratulations to Ester! She's not done yet either, and will become the first athlete to compete in both snowboarding and skiing events at the same Winter Olympics.