Ted Ligety

Ted Ligety

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:31 Aug,1984
:35 years, 0 months
:Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

About Ted Ligety

Theodore Sharp "Ted" Ligety (born August 31, 1984) is an American alpine ski racer and a two-time Olympic gold medalist.

Career Highlights:

  • Ligety won the combined event at the 2006 Olympics in Turin and the giant slalom race at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. He is also a five-time World Cup champion in giant slalom (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014). 
  • Ligety won the gold medal in the giant slalom at the 2011 World Championships.
  • His Olympic giant slalom gold medal, 23 GS World Cup wins, 3 GS world championship gold medals and 5 World Cup titles make him one of the greatest giant slalom skiers of all time.

World Championships:

  • Through 2013, Ligety has won five medals in the World Championships, four of them gold.He won three of them in giant slalom, after a bronze medal in 2009 in Val d'Isère behind Carlo Janka and Benjamin Raich he won the GS world title in 2011 besting Cyprien Richard and Philipp Schörghofer.
  • Ligety became the fifth man in history to win three or more gold medals at one world championships and the first in 45 years, when Jean-Claude Killy won four in 1968 at Chamrousse, with the combined as a "paper race." 
  • Ligety is the first racer of either gender to win the super-G, giant slalom and combined at one world championships.

Season Titles:

2008-Giant slalom

2010-Giant slalom

2011-Giant slalom

2013-Giant slalom

2014-Giant slalom

Ted Ligety Achievements


  • Ligety has won six national championships, putting him behind the all-time record of nine, held by Bode Miller and Tiger Shaw.
  • Following his Olympic gold medal at Turin, he started Shred Optics in 2006; Ligety designs all the products and uses them himself. The company produces ski goggles, sunglasses, and helmets.
  • Ligety served as the Director of Skiing for the now-bankrupt Mt. Holly Club, a private luxury ski and golf resort in southwestern Utah. It is located in eastern Beaver County, on the site of the former Elk Meadows ski area (1971–84).

Gold Medal records:

Olympic Games:

  • Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's combined
  • Alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's giant slalom

World Championships:

  • FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2011 – Men's giant slalom
  • FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2013 – Men's super-G
  • FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2013 – Men's super combined
  • FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2013 – Men's giant slalom
  • FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2015 – Men's giant slalom

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