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.