Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. General Sports

Ted Ligety wins Olympic gold; dominates men's giant slalom in Sochi (6 photos)

See also

Ted Ligety smiled big when he got to the end of the Sochi course as he just knew there was gold in his future. The American skier brought home a medal in the Alpine skiing men's giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Taking on the course and making the run look effortless, the skier impressed everyone. According to Yahoo Sports on Wednesday, this is the United States' Alpine team’s first gold medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

More Photos

It was Ted Ligety’s first run that impressed. Nearly flawless, the first run with a time of 1:21.08 held against the competition and got the gold for the athlete. Ligety’s aggressive tactics on the slope definitely helped him get the gold. The perfect course conditions also factored in too. However fans will be quick to point out he was one of the best skiers on the course and that definitely was seen.

Ted Ligety was noticeably cautious in his second run, not wanting to risk too much after his first time down. That decision paid off and offered him the Olympic gold. And America couldn't be happier to see the athlete win big!

Take a look at the photo slideshow of Ted Ligety winning Olympic gold in Sochi. The skier has to be really excited to bring home the medal for the USA!

Advertisement

Sports

  • David Price rumors
    Should the bottom-dwelling Tampa Bay Rays trade or keep pitching ace David Price?
    Video
    MLB Rumors
  • Maria Kirilenko slideshow
    Feast your eyes on the former fiance of Alex Ovechkin: The newly-single Maria Kirilenko
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has Alzheimer's disease, will step down
    NFL News
  • Sam responds to Dungy
    Michael Sam has the perfect response to Tony Dungy's controversial comments
    NFL News
  • Bella wardrobe malfunction
    Sexy diva Nikki Bella suffers wardrobe malfunction during WWE show
    Fight Sports
  • LeBron gives cupcakes
    LeBron James sends cupcakes to neighbors after press overtakes neighborhood
    Food & Drink