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Ted Ligety, Mr. GS, wins in Slovenia to claim World Cup season title in discipline

Ted Ligerty (US Ski Team)

Ted Ligety (US Ski Team)

Ted Ligety made it official with his Giant Slalom victory on Saturday (March 9) at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. The American really IS “Mr G.S.”, as he clinched his fourth season title in the discipline.

Not that is was a runaway. Even though Ligety has won five of the seven GS races this season, the amazing Austrian Marcel Hirscher, who ran second, had stayed close enough in the season standings that it took until Saturday for him to be eliminated. Read more.

The American has been on fire this season, dominating Continue reading ‘Ted Ligety, Mr. GS, wins in Slovenia to claim World Cup season title in discipline’

Ted Ligety scores another podium to keep lead in World Cup Giant Slalom

Ted Ligerty (US Ski Team photo)

Ted Ligety (US Ski Team photo)

What kind of a season has it been for Ted Ligety? It’s news when he DOESN’T win a World Cup race.

The American has been on fire, dominating the Giant Slalom discipline on the circuit, and in the recent FIS Alpine Ski World Championships Ligety won an astonishing three medals (Super G, Super Combined and Giant Slalom).

But you can’t win ’em all, as Ligety proved by placing third in a Giant Slalom on Sunday (Feb. 24) in Garmisch. Frenchman Alexis Pinturault won the race, followed by Austrian Marcel HirscherRead more.

Ligety’s result does mean he has finished on the podium in all six of this season’s giant slalom races (4 wins, 2 thirds) and leads (520-415) Hirscher in GS discipline standings.

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World Championships results, from Ted Ligety to Mikaela Shiffrin, Marcel Hirscher to Tina Maze

FIS LogoHere are complete results for the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships, which were jam-packed with great performances, as well as the frightening crash of Lindsey Vonn in Super G that ended her season.

The home country Austrians claimed the most overall medals (6) during the events held in the town of Schladming. The Americans were second with 5 medals, but claimed the most Gold meals (4)  thanks to Ted Ligety’s astonishing string of victories (Super G, Super Combined and Giant Slalom) and precocious teen Mikaela Shiffrin’s win in Slalom. Julia Mancuso took bronze in Super G.

Slovenian star Tina Maze, who has been dominating Continue reading ‘World Championships results, from Ted Ligety to Mikaela Shiffrin, Marcel Hirscher to Tina Maze’

Mikaela Shiffrin’s Gold in Slalom at World Championships continues her historic season

FIS LogoMikaela Shiffrin continued her amazing season with Gold in Slalom at the 42nd FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria.

The victory on Saturday (Feb. 16) means the 17-year-old from Colorado now has four slalom victories this season and has stamped herself as both the world’s top World Cup slalom racer and the favorite headed into the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. (And she might be a contender in Giant Slalom after a strong sixth-place finish at the championships).

Shiffrin was third after the first run to  leader Frida Hansdotter, but out-skied her in the second run to relegate Hansdotter to silver. Home country favorite Michaela Kirchgasser took the bronze. Read more.

MEN’S SLALOM

Ted Ligety will just have to “settle” for three golds at the World Championships after the American popped out of his ski on the first run in Men’s Slalom on Sunday (Feb. 17).

Defending overall World Cup champ Marcel Hirscher delighted the home country faith with the win, while countryman Mario Matt added to the fun with bronze.  Felix Neureuther took home the bronze. Read more.

FIND COMPLETE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS HERE.

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Ted Ligety wins Giant Slalom to make history at World Championships

FIS LogoTed Ligety’s winning has become historic, thanks to a victory in Giant Slalom on Friday (Feb. 15) that earned him his third gold at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria.

The medal means Ligety is the first man to win three golds (he previously won Super G and Super Combined) at a single World Championships in the modern era. He’s also making American ski history, since his four career gold medals at Worlds now ties him with Bode Miller for most overall.

Ligety, who has dominated Giant Slalom this season to the point he has been dubbed “Mr. GS,” locked up Friday’s race after securing a huge 1.30 second lead in the first run. He ultimately won by .81 over Marcel Hirscher and Manfred Moelgg. Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal just missed a medal. Read more.

FIND COMPLETE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS HERE.

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World Cup Update: Tina Maze leads women, Aksel Lund Svindal atop men’s race as we enter 2013

Tina Maze

Tina Maze

Now that it’s almost 2013 it’s a good time to update the races for the overall crown in Men’s and Women’s World Cup Alpine Skiing.

Ladies first. That means Tina Maze, who raced to the top of the standings with several early GS wins and continues to pile on the points. As of Dec. 31, the Slovenian leads the race for the overall title with 1,059 points, a whopping 427 points ahead of Maria Hoefl-Riesch (Kathrin Zettel stands third).

Can defending champ Lindsey Vonn, now taking a health break, make a comeback from 645 points back? Only time and racing will tell. Fellow American Mikaela Shiffrin is fourth overall in the Slalom standings.  Here’s where to find the latest standings in the overall race as well as each discipline.

On the men’s side, Aksel Lund Svindal’s fast start has the Norwegian in first with 674, but the race is much closer after that. Austrian Marcel Hirscher has 560 points and American Ted Ligety’s impressive GS skiing has him third (537). Here’s where the find the latest standings in the overall race as well as each discipline.

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Ligety gets huge victory in World Cup GS to remain in hunt to defend title

Ted Ligety wins a GS in Slovenia.

He’s not finished yet.

Ted Ligety, facing long odds to defend his season title in GS, won a world cup race in Slovenia on Saturday (March 10). The American’s margin of victory was huge (1.61 seconds, the season’s biggest win in GS), but even he admits facing long odds of catching current GS leader Marcel Hirscher, who finished third.

Find out what Ligety says about his chance of rallying for the season title and what it will take for him to pull off the comeback in this story.

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