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Alpine skiing: Imperious Ligety wins giant slalom

America's giant slalom Olympic champion Ted Ligety recorded his 22nd World Cup victory on Saturday as he took the latest race in the event in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. The 29-year-old -- also a two-time world champion in giant slalom -- was winning for the sixth time in the Slovenian resort as he timed 2min 30.80sec. He became the first skier to win six times at the same resort in the same discipline in the World Cup. "I have always liked this course, it has a lot of personality and is very demanding," said Ligety.

Alpine skiing: Imperious Ligety wins giant slalom

America's giant slalom Olympic champion Ted Ligety recorded his 22nd World Cup victory on Saturday as he took the latest race in the event in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. The 29-year-old -- also a two-time world champion in giant slalom -- was winning for the sixth time in the Slovenian resort as he timed 2min 30.80sec.

Ligety holds off French to win giant slalom gold

By Martyn Herman ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - American Ted Ligety turned a relaxing mountain descent into a white-knuckle ride to gold on Wednesday when he held off two charging Frenchmen to claim the Olympic giant slalom title. Ligety is the first American man to win two Alpine skiing golds following his super combined title in Turin in 2006.

Olympics: Miller's puffy knee casts doubt over slalom

Bode Miller admitted to having a puffy knee after the giant slalom in which he finished 20th, adding he was unsure about taking part in Saturday's slalom, his likely Olympic swansong. Miller missed the whole of last season after undergoing knee surgery in the spring of 2012, but has rebounded in impressive form. The American, at the age of 36 years and 127 days, became the oldest alpine skiing medallist when he claimed bronze in the men's super-G on the testing Rosa Khutor course last weekend.

Olympics: Ligety left licking his wounds with eye on giant slalom

Reigning three-time world gold medallist Ted Ligety was left licking his wounds Sunday after failing to even get near to the men's Olympic super-G podium. But the 29-year-old was not too downbeat over his 14th position, following his 12th in Friday's super-combined. "I actually skied really well, I was right there in podium contention up until I made a huge, huge mistake and then skied well again on the bottom," said Ligety. "If you take all of our times and just cut out that middle split where I made that mistake, it probably would have looked like a podium.

Olympics: Ligety left licking his wounds with eye on giant slalom

Reigning three-time world gold medallist Ted Ligety was left licking his wounds Sunday after failing to even get near to the men's Olympic super-G podium. But the 29-year-old was not too downbeat over his 14th position, following his 12th in Friday's super-combined. "I actually skied really well, I was right there in podium contention up until I made a huge, huge mistake and then skied well again on the bottom," said Ligety. "If you take all of our times and just cut out that middle split where I made that mistake, it probably would have looked like a podium.

Olympics: Changing snow and tough slalom awaits combined rivals

Changeable snow conditions and a tough slalom set by the father of Ivica Kostelic could throw up a raft of surprises in Friday's super-combined, racers have warned. The men had their final outing on the Rosa Khutor downhill run early on Thursday, Ondrej Bank of the Czech Republic topping the times with 1min 54.32sec down the slightly shorter 3.2km course. But American duo Bode Miller, the reigning Olympic champion in the discipline, and Ted Ligety, crowned world champion last year in Schladming, both voiced varying concerns over the combined.

Olympics: Ligety happy as Striedinger tops penultimate training

American Ted Ligety and his main super-combined rivals Alexis Pinturault of France and Croat veteran Ivica Kostelic all had good workouts in their penultimate downhill training on Wednesday. The Rosa Khutor course was shortened to 2.4km from its usual 3.5km, the finish area moved up the hill so as not to interfere with the women's downhill medal race on the adjoining slope. But a second race down the demanding course was essential for four-time world champion Ligety and his all-round rivals, with a final training run to be held at 0615 GMT on Thursday.

Olympics: Ligety happy as Striedinger tops penultimate training

American Ted Ligety and his main super-combined rivals Alexis Pinturault of France and Croat veteran Ivica Kostelic all had good workouts in their penultimate downhill training on Wednesday. The Rosa Khutor course was shortened to 2.4km from its usual 3.5km, the finish area moved up the hill so as not to interfere with the women's downhill medal race on the adjoining slope. But a second race down the demanding course was essential for four-time world champion Ligety and his all-round rivals, with a final training run to be held at 0615 GMT on Thursday.

Olympics: Ligety happy as Striedinger tops final training

American Ted Ligety and his main super-combined rivals Alexis Pinturault of France and Croat veteran Ivica Kostelic all had good workouts in their final downhill training on Wednesday. The Rosa Khutor course was shortened to 2.4km from its usual 3.5km, the finish area moved up the hill so as not to interfere with the women's downhill medal race on the adjoining slope. But a final race down the demanding course was essential for four-time world champion Ligety and his all-round rivals.
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