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U.S. skier Ted Ligety wins second Olympic gold medal

The 36-year-old skier was the 2006 Olympic gold medalist in the combined giant slalom and is a four-time World Cup champion in the event.
By Veronica Linares   |   Feb. 19, 2014 at 9:21 AM   |   Comments

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SOCHI , Russia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. skier Ted Ligety won his second Olympic gold medal in the Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom event Wednesday.

The 29-year-old wont first place with a total time of 2:45.29 seconds. He was joined on the podium by Fench skiers Steve Missilier and Alexis Pinturault, who finished 0.48 seconds and 0.64 seconds after him, respectively.

"To be able to win today when I knew I had a very good chance, that's an awesome feeling," Ligety said. "The pressure for me in giant slalom is bigger actually because it's my best chance at winning a medal … but I've learned a lot about dealing with that kind of pressure."

Ligety was a gold medalist in the combined giant slalom during the 2006 Torino games, he's also a four-time World Cup champion in the event.


[NY Daily News]

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