Alpine Skiing: Ligety clinches giant slalom World Cup

Ted Ligety of the United States won the World Cup giant slalom at Kranjska Gora on Saturday, ensuring he takes the crystal globe for the overall season winner in the discipline.

Second place behind the American went to Marcel Hirscher of Austria with France's Alexis Pinturault in third.

It is the fourth time that Ligety has won the World Cup giant slalom title after his season victories in 2008, 2010 and 2011. He is also the reigning world champion in the giant slalom.