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Ligety comes through with Olympic gold in giant slalom

Ligety comes through with Olympic gold in giant slalom

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- American Ted Ligety built a huge lead in the giant slalom Wednesday and then held on to bring the United States its first alpine gold medal of the Olympics.

Austria's Mario Matt wins men's slalom

VAL D'ISERE, France, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Mario Matt won the men's World Cup slalom in France Sunday and tied a record for Austrian skiers.
Cuche takes super-G at Crans-Montana

Cuche takes super-G at Crans-Montana

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Defending World Cup super-giant slalom champion Didier Cuche picked up his first super-G title of the season Friday in Switzerland.
Austria's Reichelt wins men's super G

Austria's Reichelt wins men's super G

HINDERSTODER, Austria, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Austrians took first and second places and American Bode Miller was third in Saturday's World Cup men's super G at Hinderstoder, Austria.
Austria's Hirscher is giant slalom winner

Austria's Hirscher is giant slalom winner

VAL D'ISERE, France, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Austria's Marcel Hirscher raced to a giant slalom victory Sunday in Val d'sere, France.
Osborne-Paradis skis to super-G victory

Osborne-Paradis skis to super-G victory

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Canada's Manuel Osborne-Paradis raced to a World Cup super-G win Sunday, edging Austria's Benjamin Raich at Lake Louise, British Columbia.
Janka wins gold in Worlds giant slalom

Janka wins gold in Worlds giant slalom

VAL D'ISERE, France, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Carlo Janka of Switzerland skied to victory in the men's giant slalom Friday at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in France.

Austrians Matt, Reich finish 1-2 in slalom

ADELBODEN, Switzerland, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Reigning world champion Mario Matt won a World Cup slalom race in Switzerland Sunday by a tenth of a second over fellow Austrian Benjamin Raich.

Austrians sweep, U.S. fades in slalom

SESTRIERE, Italy, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The Austrians swept the medals and the Americans faded again Saturday in the final alpine event of the Turin Olympics.

Olympic Medal: Men's Slalom

SESTRIERE, Italy, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Benjamin Raich led an Austrian sweep of the men's Olympic slalom medals Saturday by winning the gold.

Raich wins first Olympic gold

SESTRIERE, Italy, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Benjamin Raich, who is set to win the first overall World Cup title of his career, won his first Olympic gold medal Monday in the giant slalom.

Olympic Medal: Men's Giant Slalom

SESTRIERE, Italy, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Benjamin Raich of Austria won the Olympic gold medal Monday in the men's giant slalom.

Germany wins world Alpine team competition

BORMIO, Italy, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Germany won the gold medal in the team competition Sunday at the World Alpine Ski Championship in Italy.

Austria's Raich wins slalom gold

BORMIO, Italy, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Austria's Benjamin Raich beat countryman Rainer Schoenfelder by 0.24 seconds Saturday and won the slalom gold medal at the Alpine World Championships in Italy.

Maier wins giant slalom

BORMIO, Italy, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Austrian Hermann Maier won the giant slalom Thursday in the Alpine World Championships in Italy.
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Benjamin Raich
Austria's Benjamin Raich competes in the Men's' Slalom during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics in Whistler, Canada on February 27, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Benjamin Raich (born February 28, 1978 in Arzl im Pitztal, Tyrol, Austria) is a champion alpine ski racer who won gold medals in the giant slalom and slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics of Turin, Italy. He is one of the best alpine racers of all time.

After having won Junior World Championships in both slalom and giant slalom, Raich made his World Cup debut in March 1996. He scored his first victory in 1999, in slalom.

In 2001 he won the silver medal in Slalom at the World Championships, and at the end of the season he gained the Slalom World Cup. In 2002 he won two bronze medals at the Salt Lake City Olympics.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Benjamin Raich."
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