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Ted Ligety ends Olympic gold quest; suffers DNF on last slalom run (photos)

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Ted Ligety definitely had a disappointing finish for the Winter Olympics. The popular Alpine Skier suffered an issue with the course, like many other skiers, and ended up not finishing dashing his hopes of being able to come up with a second medal at the Sochi Olympics. According to NBC Sports on Saturday, finishing the second run of today’s men’s slalom as the world’s best found the Rosa Khutor course especially problematic.

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Ted Ligety was favored in winning the event and expected to hit the podium for bronze or better. With Ted Ligety’s DNF, the U.S. Alpine skiing squad will end their Sochi Olympics quest with five medals which includes a gold medal from Ted. The end of the gold quest for Ted Ligety might have been slightly disappointing, but the fans are still very pleased with his results.

The surprise gold medal winner was Austria’s Mario Matt. While the athlete won two world titles, he did not qualify to compete four years ago in the Vancouver Olympics. In Sochi he made the course his own and won the gold with a second run that was strong.

Take a look at Ted Ligety on the course at the Sochi Olympics. This might be the last time we Ted Ligety at the Olympic competitions. As his plans of the future haven’t been officially revealed, there are rumors of athletes who are making Sochi their last Olympic performance.