PyeongChang 2018Ester Ledecka (CZE) created history at Phoenix Snow Park on Saturday 24 February as she won the women's snowboard parallel giant slalom to take her second gold of PyeongChang 2018 and complete an unprecedented double.
If her accomplishment wasn't good enough, Ledecka defeated Germany's Selina Joerg in the final by 0.46 seconds using borrowed skis. Ramona Theresia Hofmeister of Germany took the bronze.
Zavarzina fell in both the semi-final and small final to open the door for the Germans.
Elsewhere, Canada's Sebastien Toutant won gold in the Men's Snowboard Big Air at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre.
Her victory in the parallel giant slalom, an event in which she is the reigning world champion, was far less of a shock.
Her super G win was described as "one of the most astonishing Olympic stories of all time" as she won on borrowed skis. When coaches counselled her to choose one or the other, she held her ground.
Jessie Diggins has one more big Olympic moment awaiting her. Diggins - who thrust herself across the finish line to give the Americans a dazzling gold medal in the cross-country team sprint - has been selected as the USA flagbearer for Sunday night's closing ceremony at the Pyeongchang Games. "From the start there were a lot of people who would say, "it's not possible to get to the top in both, '" she admitted".
Racing from 26th place in the super-G and with the event having already been called by one broadcaster, the 22-year-old stunned the crowd to win by 0.01 seconds.
Whenever Ledecka returns from her skiing exploits, Reiter said, it is akin to having to polish a rough diamond all over again.
Ester Ledecka has become recognized as one of the most successful snowboarders, winning several world titles and previously competing in the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Ester Ledecka kept them strapped on, concealing her eyes, as she sat down to answer questions at a news conference. "As staff we do the best job that we can to find confidence and belief, but her job is to be the best and she does it very very well".
Nobody could get close to Ester Ledecka on this slope. Haug did the cross-country and Nordic combined double at the 1924 Olympics and Groettumsbraten won the same events at the 1928 Games.
As was the case following her super-G victory, the Czech conducted her post-race interviews while wearing her goggles.