And after claiming that she thought the scoreboard was incorrect, Ledecka said: “I really don’t know what happened. This must be some mistake, they’re going to switch the time for some others. I just saw my mum, we were watching each other, we didn’t understand.
“I was probably the only snowboarder on site. All the other girls didn’t risk a lot. There must be a lot of pressure on them. I was just trying to do my best run.”
Ledecka is a world champion snowboarder, having won the parallel giant slalom last year, and she will go for gold in that event on Thursday.
Veith (1.21.12) had looked like becoming the first woman to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic super-G, but ultimately had to settle for silver.
Meanwhile, Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather took bronze in 1:21.22 after she had earlier edged Swiss World Cup leader Lara Gut off the top of the timesheets by the slenderest of margins in a thrilling race.
USA's Lindsey Vonn reacts after crossing the finish line of the Women's Super-G at the Jeongseon Alpine Center during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 17
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American Lindsey Vonn went out first but failed to win a medal after making a mistake before the final jump, skiing wide into soft snow and finishing in 1:21.49.
The 33-year-old will have another chance to become the oldest female medallist in Olympic Alpine skiing in her favoured downhill event on the same mountain next week.