Olympic winner Ester Ledecká must look for a new physiotherapist. After four years of cooperation, Michal Lešák said goodbye to the ski and snowboard star. The departure of a Liberec native living in Austria follows from his report on social networks.
Lešák wrote “Thanks!” For the photo with Ledecká and the team! and added a list of ski and board successes he assisted with. “Many other locations in the top ten and lots of fun,” he said.
Lešák has been with Ledecká since the summer of 2018. At that time, the winter amphibian was looking for a physiotherapist instead of Jakub Marek, who left after the successful Olympics in Pyongyang in 2018. After four years, the situation repeated itself. Lešák ends a successful winter with a peak at the Beijing Games.
Ledecká repeatedly praised Lešák’s abilities. He straightened her back at the first contact and spent the most time with the entire implementation team during the season. Among other things, he helped her after last year’s ugly fall in Crans Montana or this year before the slalom to combine at the Olympics.
Ledecká, with the help of Lešák, won three World Cup races on skis and five on snowboards, where she defended Olympic gold in parallel in a giant slalom in Beijing. “Her joy of movement helps her to overcome the difficulties associated with the combination of the two sports,” Lešák said in the past.
After the Olympics, there are usually changes in the implementation teams. The Italian expert Franz Gamper should probably stay at Ledecká. Other members of her team are ski coach Tomáš Bank, American snowboarder Justin Reiter and skis and board are serviced by Miloš Machytka.