Sunday, February 23, 2014

Athlete Profile: Ted Ligety

The 29 year old, 2006 Giant Slalom gold medal winner and 3 time world champion, Ted Ligety, is now the 2014 Giant Slalom gold medal winner.  After being a favorite for 3 medals in the 2014 olympics, Ted Ligety had finished outside the top 10 in his first 2 events. Ligety was also shut out of a medal in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. But in the Giant Slalom, Ligety's best event, the gold medal favorite came through in a big way, easily taking the gold after a brilliant first run put him in first place and his second run solidified his win. Ligety expressed the importance of his win and the impact that it had after his disappointing finish in Vancouver stating, "I’ve been answering questions about Vancouver for four years.”

Pennington, Bill. "Ted Ligety Extends Reign With Giant Slalom Win." The New York Times. The New York Times, 19 Feb. 2014. Web. 23 Feb. 2014.

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