Ted Ligety http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25611/all en UPDATE 1-Alpine skiing-Ligety finally wins Adelboden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-alpine-skiing-ligety-finally-wins-adelboden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quotes)</p> <p>By Manuele Lang</p> <p>ADELBODEN, Switzerland, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A last-gasp mistake by arch-rival Marcel Hirscher handed American Ted Ligety his first victory in the Adelboden classic giant slalom on Saturday.</p> <p>Ligety clinched his 15th top spot in the discipline in a combined time of two minutes 28.67 seconds.</p> <p>The world champion owed his fourth win of the winter to World Cup holder Hirscher.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-alpine-skiing-ligety-finally-wins-adelboden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Marcel Hirscher Ted Ligety Winter Olympic Games Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:30:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733589 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Alpine skiing: American Ligety wins world super-G http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/urgent-alpine-skiing-american-ligety-wins-world-super-g <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American Ted Ligety shocked the field to win the men's world super-G title on Wednesday.</p> <p>Ligety clocked 1min 23.96sec down the 1.8km-long Planai course, with late French call-up Gauthier De Tessieres taking silver at 0.20sec, and pre-race favourite and Olympic champion Aksel Lund Svindal claiming bronze, a further 0.02sec adrift.</p> <p>lp/ak13</p> Aksel Lund Svindal Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Ted Ligety Ted Ligety AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:47:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747403 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Ligety shocks field to win super-G title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/alpine-skiing-ligety-shocks-field-win-super-g-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ted Ligety handed the US team the boost they needed after losing starlet Lindsey Vonn to injury with a shock victory in the men's super-G at the World Ski Championships on Wednesday.</p> <p>Just a day after Vonn's season was brought to a premature halt when she ruptured knee ligaments in a horror crash in the women's super-G, Ligety's perfect mix of accuracy and aggression saw him pip a handful of pre-race favourites.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/alpine-skiing-ligety-shocks-field-win-super-g-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Ted Ligety Ted Ligety Winter Olympic Games AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:48:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747415 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Ligety shocks field to win super-G title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/alpine-skiing-ligety-shocks-field-win-super-g-title-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ted Ligety handed the US team the boost they needed after losing starlet Lindsey Vonn to injury with a shock victory in the men's super-G at the World Ski Championships here on Wednesday.</p> <p>Just a day after Vonn's season was brought to a premature halt when she ruptured knee ligaments in a horror crash in the women's super-G, Ligety's perfect mix of accuracy and aggression saw him pip a handful of pre-race favourites.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/alpine-skiing-ligety-shocks-field-win-super-g-title-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Ted Ligety Ted Ligety Winter Olympic Games AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:00:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747430 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Ligety shocks field to win super-G title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/alpine-skiing-ligety-shocks-field-win-super-g-title-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ted Ligety handed the US team the boost they needed after losing starlet Lindsey Vonn to injury with a shock victory in the men's super-G at the World Ski Championships here on Wednesday.</p> <p>Just a day after Vonn's season was brought to a premature halt when she ruptured knee ligaments in a horror crash in the women's super-G, Ligety's perfect mix of accuracy and aggression saw him pip a handful of pre-race favourites.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/alpine-skiing-ligety-shocks-field-win-super-g-title-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Ted Ligety Ted Ligety Winter Olympic Games AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:00:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747502 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Ligety steps in to fill Vonn gap http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/alpine-skiing-ligety-steps-fill-vonn-gap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ted Ligety's shock super-G world victory will not be his last appearance on the podium here, the US skier vowed Wednesday, as his win gave hope to a US team hurt by the abrupt exit of star Lindsey Vonn. </p> <p>The 28-year-old Ligety, who has only once made it on to the World Cup podium in super-G -- back in 2009 -- turned in a near-perfect run to pip a handful of pre-race favourites, including Olympic champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway who eventually took bronze. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/alpine-skiing-ligety-steps-fill-vonn-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Ted Ligety Winter Olympic Games AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:46:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747610 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine sking: Masterful Ligety seals second world gold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/alpine-sking-masterful-ligety-seals-second-world-gold <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American Ted Ligety showed all his technical expertise on Monday to add the world super-combined title to the super-G crown he won earlier in the championships.</p> <p>In the absence of Lindsey Vonn, injured in her opening super-G event, Ligety's second gold was a major boost for the US team, which now tops the overall medals table.</p> <p>The 28-year-old overcame a 0.72sec deficit in the downhill to produce a stunning second-fastest slalom run for an aggregate time of 2min 56.96sec.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/alpine-sking-masterful-ligety-seals-second-world-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Ted Ligety Winter Olympic Games AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:47:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752976 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine sking: Masterful Ligety seals second world gold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/alpine-sking-masterful-ligety-seals-second-world-gold-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American Ted Ligety showed all his technical expertise on Monday to add the world super-combined title to the super-G crown he won earlier in the championships.</p> <p>In the absence of Lindsey Vonn, injured in her opening super-G event, Ligety's second gold was a major boost for the US team, which now tops the overall medals table.</p> <p>The 28-year-old overcame a 0.72sec deficit in the downhill to produce a stunning second-fastest slalom run for an aggregate time of 2min 56.96sec.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/alpine-sking-masterful-ligety-seals-second-world-gold-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Ted Ligety Winter Olympic Games AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:00:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753022 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine sking: Ligety the leader eyes hat-trick of golds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/alpine-sking-ligety-the-leader-eyes-hat-trick-golds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two world golds in the bag for Ted Ligety and his favoured giant slalom event is still to come, setting up the mouth-watering prospect of a hat-trick of titles for the affable American.</p> <p>Ligety produced an impressive downhill run and allied that with a supremely confident slalom to win the super-combined event on Monday, a second gold at the World Ski Championships after his shock victory in the super-G on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/alpine-sking-ligety-the-leader-eyes-hat-trick-golds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Ted Ligety United States at the Olympics Winter Olympic Games AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 01:45:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753189 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: All-rounder Ligety greets 'surreal' win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/alpine-skiing-all-rounder-ligety-greets-surreal-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ted Ligety's super-combined gold here Monday was his third world title, but each one has been in a different discipline and that's how the American all-rounder likes it.</p> <p>The 28-year-old last week won the men's super-G event to add to his 2011 giant slalom title, before he raced ahead of favourite Ivica Kostelic on Monday to snatch the super-combined title as well. </p> <p>His only win so far in this discipline had been at the Olympics in Turin in 2006. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/alpine-skiing-all-rounder-ligety-greets-surreal-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Ted Ligety Winter Olympic Games AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 06:00:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753240 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Aggressive Ligety set fair for third gold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/alpine-skiing-aggressive-ligety-set-fair-third-gold <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Defending champion Ted Ligety laid down a solid foundation for a third gold medal at the World Ski Championships with an outstanding first run in the men's giant slalom on Friday.</p> <p>The 28-year-old American was a shock winner of the opening super-G and then showcased his slalom skills to nail super-combined gold, suitably filling the void felt in the US camp by the absence of the injured Lindsey Vonn.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/alpine-skiing-aggressive-ligety-set-fair-third-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Ted Ligety Ted Ligety Winter Olympic Games AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:31:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756483 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Alpine skiing-American Ligety wins third gold in Schladming http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-alpine-skiing-american-ligety-wins-third-gold-schladmi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>By Brian Homewood</p> <p>SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Ted Ligety became the first male skier for 45 years and only the fifth overall to win three gold medals at the world skiing championships when he defended his title in the giant slalom on Friday.</p> <p>Having already won the super-G and super combined events, a hat-trick was always on the cards for the American in his favourite event, although he had to survive a couple of slips on the second run before winning by 0.81 seconds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-alpine-skiing-american-ligety-wins-third-gold-schladmi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Ted Ligety Ted Ligety Winter Olympic Games Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:15:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756690 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Majestic Ligety joins elite club with treble http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/alpine-skiing-majestic-ligety-joins-elite-club-treble <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US ski star Ted Ligety produced two majestic runs to defend his world giant slalom title on Friday and join an elite club of skiers to have won three or more gold medals at a world championships.</p> <p>Riding the thin line between risk-taking and smart tactics to perfection, Ligety laid down a solid foundation in his first run, which was a massive 1.30sec faster than Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/alpine-skiing-majestic-ligety-joins-elite-club-treble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Ted Ligety Winter Olympic Games AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:16:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756693 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Majestic Ligety joins elite club with treble http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/alpine-skiing-majestic-ligety-joins-elite-club-treble-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US ski star Ted Ligety produced two majestic runs to defend his world giant slalom title on Friday and join an elite club of skiers to have won three or more gold medals at a world championships.</p> <p>Riding the thin line between risk-taking and smart tactics to perfection, Ligety laid down a solid foundation in his first run, which was a massive 1.30sec faster than Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/alpine-skiing-majestic-ligety-joins-elite-club-treble-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Ted Ligety Winter Olympic Games AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:45:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756712 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: King Ted lets his skis lead the way http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/alpine-skiing-king-ted-lets-his-skis-lead-the-way <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Triple gold-medallist Ted Ligety may have dominated the world championships but if he is to be believed, his skis do all the work and he just follows along.</p> <p>The 28-year-old American breezed to a world title in the super-G and super-combined before successfully defending his giant slalom medal on Friday, making his runs down icy courses at speeds approaching 115kph look like a walk in the park.</p> <p>But the cool exterior was deceptive, he insisted after snatching his third world championship gold in Schladming and fourth overall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/alpine-skiing-king-ted-lets-his-skis-lead-the-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Ted Ligety Ted Ligety Winter Olympic Games AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:01:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756842 at http://www.globalpost.com