Ted Ligety

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Ted Ligety
— Alpine ski racer —
Ted Ligety at World Champs 2013 in Schladming Austria (crop).jpg
Ligety in February 2013
DisciplinesGiant Slalom, Super G,
Slalom, Combined, Downhill
ClubPark City Ski Education Foundation
Born(1984-08-31) August 31, 1984 (age 29)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
World Cup debutNovember 22, 2003 (age 19)
Websitetedligety.com
Olympics
Teams2 – (2006, 2010)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams5 – (200513)
Medals5 (4 gold)
World Cup
Seasons10th – (200514)
Wins19 – (19 GS)
Podiums40 – (1 SG, 33 GS, 6 SL)
Overall titles0 – (3rd – 2013)
Discipline titles4 – (4 GS)
 
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Ted Ligety
— Alpine ski racer —
Ted Ligety at World Champs 2013 in Schladming Austria (crop).jpg
Ligety in February 2013
DisciplinesGiant Slalom, Super G,
Slalom, Combined, Downhill
ClubPark City Ski Education Foundation
Born(1984-08-31) August 31, 1984 (age 29)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
World Cup debutNovember 22, 2003 (age 19)
Websitetedligety.com
Olympics
Teams2 – (2006, 2010)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams5 – (200513)
Medals5 (4 gold)
World Cup
Seasons10th – (200514)
Wins19 – (19 GS)
Podiums40 – (1 SG, 33 GS, 6 SL)
Overall titles0 – (3rd – 2013)
Discipline titles4 – (4 GS)

Theodore Sharp "Ted" Ligety (born August 31, 1984) is a champion alpine ski racer from the United States. He was the 2006 Olympic gold medalist in the combined and a four-time World Cup champion in giant slalom (2008, 2010, 2011, and 2013).[1] Ligety won the gold medal in the giant slalom at the 2011 World Championships. He successfully defended his world title in giant slalom in 2013 in Schladming, Austria, where he also won an unexpected gold medal in the super G and a third gold medal in the super combined.[2] Through October 2013, he has 19 victories (all in giant slalom) and 39 podiums in World Cup competition.[3]

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Ligety grew up in nearby Park City and graduated from its Winter Sports School in 2002.

World Cup results[edit]

Season titles[edit]

SeasonDiscipline
2008Giant Slalom
2010Giant Slalom
2011Giant Slalom
2013Giant Slalom

Season standings[edit]

SeasonAgeOverallSlalomGiant
Slalom
Super GDownhillCombined
20041913254
2005206224
200621941213
200722111583511
200823591407
20092492232144
20102572411414
2011269241355813
2012279152344713
2013283191757

Race victories[edit]

SeasonDateLocationDiscipline
20065 Mar 2006South Korea Yongpyong, South KoreaGiant Slalom
20088 Mar 2008Slovenia Kranjska Gora, SloveniaGiant Slalom
14 Mar 2008Italy Bormio, ItalyGiant Slalom
200928 Feb 2009Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia  Giant Slalom  
201029 Jan 2010Slovenia Kranjska Gora, SloveniaGiant Slalom
20115 Dec 2010United States Beaver Creek, USAGiant Slalom
11 Dec 2010France Val d'Isère, FranceGiant Slalom
19 Dec 2010Italy Alta Badia, ItalyGiant Slalom
201223 Oct 2011Austria Sölden, AustriaGiant Slalom
6 Dec 2011United States Beaver Creek, USAGiant Slalom
10 Mar 2012Slovenia Kranjska Gora, SloveniaGiant Slalom
201328 Oct 2012Austria Sölden, AustriaGiant Slalom
2 Dec 2012United States Beaver Creek, USAGiant Slalom
16 Dec 2012Italy Alta Badia, ItalyGiant Slalom
12 Jan 2013Switzerland Adelboden, SwitzerlandGiant Slalom
9 Mar 2013Slovenia Kranjska Gora, SloveniaGiant Slalom
16 Mar 2013Switzerland Lenzerheide, SwitzerlandGiant Slalom
201427 Oct 2013Austria Sölden, AustriaGiant Slalom
8 Dec 2013United States Beaver Creek, USAGiant Slalom

World Championships results[edit]

Through 2013, Ted Ligety has won five medals in the World Championships, four of them gold. He won three of them in giant slalom, after a bronze medal in 2009 in Val d'Isère behind Carlo Janka and Benjamin Raich he won the GS world title in 2011 besting Cyprien Richard and Philipp Schörghofer. Ligety repeated as world champion in GS in 2013, ahead of Marcel Hirscher and Manfred Mölgg. At Schladming in 2013, he became a triple world champion in giant slalom, super G, and combined.

Ligety became the fifth man in history to win three or more gold medals at one world championships and the first in 45 years, when Jean-Claude Killy won four in 1968, with the combined as a "paper race." Ligety is the first racer of either gender to win the super G, giant slalom, and combined at one world championships.[2][4][5]

  Year   Age  Slalom  Giant 
 Slalom 
Super GDownhillCombined
200520DNF  —  12
200722DNF431DNF
200924DNF3DNFDSQ
201126191DNFDNF
201328DNF111

Personal[edit]

Through a Citi charitable program, Ligety supports Youth Enrichment Services, an organization that takes urban youth to the mountains and teaches them how to ski and snowboard.[6]

Video[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ligety takes final GS and fourth GS crown". Ski Racing.com. March 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Third Gold medal for Ted Ligety". Ski Racing.com. February 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ted Ligety U.S.A.: Facts and Figures". Ski-Db.com. Matteo Pacor. Retrieved 27 Oct 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ted Ligety wins GS, becomes 1st man in 45 years to win 3 golds at a world championships". Washington Post. Associated Press. February 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ Lewis, Michael C. (February 15, 2013). "Park City’s Ted Ligety dominates giant slalom for third gold at world championships". Salt Lake Tribune. 
  6. ^ Ligety, Ted (October 24, 2013). Citi: Ted Ligety for Citi's Every Step of the Way Program (video). Citi. Retrieved 2013-11-2. 

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