U.S. Olympic and World Champion Ted Ligety from Park City, Utah suffered an ACL injury to his right knee while training giant slalom in Oberjoch, Germany. Ligety will return home to USA for further evaluation, according to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens.
Lindsey Vonn won her first giant slalom Saturday at Are, Sweden since her near career-ending 2013 World Championships crash.
Lindsey Vonn triumphed at Lake Louise by bagging a hat-trick. After winning both legs of a downhill doubleheader, she totally dominated the first super-G race of the World Cup season Sunday. The seemingly unstoppable American didn't let anyone come close.
The expected battle between the USA’s Ted Ligety and Austria’s Marcel Hirscher took place yet again (they won together 22 out of the 26 last giant slaloms). In the end and for the 4th time, Ted Ligety is the winner of the opening giant slalom in Sölden, Austria.
All eyes will turn to the majestic Rettenbach Glacier in Soelden for the 2015-16 Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine opening weekend Oct. 24-25.
Ted Ligety made it a flawless second run in the Giant Slalom at the FIS Alpine World Championships at Beaver Creek, Colo. Friday to snag the first gold medal for the USA so far in this two-week event with only a weekend to go.
It’s about the halfway point of the FIS Alpine World Championships at Beaver Creek, Colo. and there’s still no gold for the U.S. trophy case. But, the U.S. men continue to provide some surprises as Ted Ligety picked up a bronze medal in the Alpine Combined (downhill and slalom) on the strength of a “let it all hang out” slalom performance.
A shortened Cortina downhill became more of a sprint course Friday, with Laurenne Ross (Bend, Ore.) leading the USA. Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, Calif.) was eighth and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, Colo.) tenth, having to wait again for record win number 62 in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup.
The Audi FIS World Cup men's and women's tour moved to Are, Sweden this weekend from snow-starved Courcheval. Here's what happened:
Olympic champion Ted Ligety suffered an injury to his left wrist while training at Vail’s Golden Peak. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Ligety suffered a left wrist carpal dislocation.
There’s no new reindeer to add to American slalom star Mikaela Shiffrin’s herd. Shiffrin had an uncharacteristically bad day at Levi, Finland where first prize is a reindeer. At least she could visit the reindeer she won last year and named Rudolph. Meanwhile, Sunday, Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety finished 18th, 3.33 seconds out on the men's first slalom of the season.
The coveted crystal globe – the traditional award for winning a World Cup discipline -- remains in familiar, competent hands. Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin won her second straight globe in the slalom, while Olympic Gold Medalist Ted Ligety claimed his fifth giant slalom globe Saturday. The World Cup finals wrap up Sunday in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
For United States Winter Olympians the Welcome Home parade on March 16 in Lake Placid will bring their Sochi experience full circle.
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 22) – The dramatic conclusion of alpine skiing at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Saturday featured an impressive 13th by USA’s Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) to top the results for Team USA during an incredibly difficult slalom finale.
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) skied into sixth place in his first run and put forth a heroic effort to tame the wild course, but he missed a gate and went out halfway through his second run. Five of the top eight skiers did not finish their second run on the deteriorating snow, while Austria’s Mario Matt was able to piece together a gold medal run.
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Photo: Nolan Kasper at Kitzbuhel slalom (Doug Haney/USST)
Sochi, Russia — All the injuries, surgeries, sickness, training interruptions, frustrations and equipment changes came rushing out of Andrew Weibrecht Sunday, Feb. 16. The initial, physical outpouring came in the run of his life down the super-G course at Rosa Khutor.
The weekend that never seemed to end finally did Sunday. American gold medalist Ted Ligety parlayed two slalom runs and a downhill into second place in a Super Combined at Kitzbuehel, Austria. Meanwhile, Stacey Cook finished 13th in a windblown, flat light super G at Cortina, Italy.
Just a few weeks before Sochi, it appears American Ted Ligety is back in form. Ligety won the super combined Audi FIS World Cup (one downhill run, two slalom runs) at Wengen, Switzerland Friday.
America’s Ted Ligety won a unique exhibition Sprint Giant Slalom at Paganella Ski Resort in the Italian Dolomites Monday, pocketing $103,000 (€75,000). He has now won two of the four Alpine Rockfests, winning in 2011.