Ottawa Citizen

Ligety wins 3rd straight title


American Ted Ligety used a mistake-free performanc­e Friday to storm back from a first-run deficit and capture his third straight giant slalom title at the world championsh­ips. Behind Marcel Hirscher of Austria by 0.24 seconds after the morning run, Ligety found speed down the course where others couldn’t and finished in an unofficial time of 2 minutes, 34.16 seconds. Hirscher was second, 0.45 seconds behind, and Alexis Pinturault of France earned the bronze. It was the first gold medal of these championsh­ips for the Americans. Ligety won the 2011 world GS in Germany and Austria.

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Ted Ligety

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