Born : 31 August 1984
Hometown : Salt Lake City, UT
Country : USA
Relationship Status : Single
Zodiac sign : Virgo
Ligety became a world class skier 12 months later, when he won the gold medal in the men's alpine combined event at the 2006 Winter Olympics, causing a great upset because he finished only 32nd after the downhill, but made a stunning recovery in the Slalom. A It was a dream come true for the spontaneous racer.
He was the first American man to win an Olympic gold medal in alpine skiing since Tommy Moe won the downhill in Lillehammer in 1994. On March 5, 2006 he won his first World Cup race, a giant slalom in Yongpyeong, South Korea.
Ligety claimed his first World Cup globe last year, by winning the Giant Slalom discipline trophy after the WC finals in Bormio. Ligety has won 6 National Championships in the past three years, three titles behind Bode Miller and Tiger Shaw, both tied in first place with 9 US titles.
He currently lives in Park City, Utah, and is nicknamed 'Ligety Split'. He loves to hang out with friends and play all kinds of sports, from mountainbiking, tennis and waterskiing.
The American star celebrated his WC triumph in Bormio by cutting his long and blond hair and the hairdresser for this occasion was the WC Champ and fellow American Lindsey Vonn.
The following season was slightly less spectacular. Only one victory in the Kranjska Gora GS meant that he finished third in standings for the discpline but failed to impress in the slalom where he finished way down in 22nd. He also managed to take home a bronze medal at the World Championships in Val d'Isère.
In 2006 Ligety created his own brand of sunglasses and ski masks which he has named ‘Shred' coining the phrase ‘Shred it up Ted' and he manages the company with the help of an Italian factory.
|EDUCATION||The Park City Winter School|
|WHAT LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?||English|
|MY WEB PAGE||www.tedligety.com|
|OLYMPIC GAMES||9th||GS||WHISTLER CREEKSIDE 2010|
|OLYMPIC GAMES||5th||SC||WHISTLER CREEKSIDE 2010|
|OLYMPIC GAMES||19th||SG||WHISTLER CREEKSIDE 2010|
|WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP||GOLD||GS||SCHLADMING 2013|
|WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP||GOLD||SC||SCHLADMING 2013|
|WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP||GOLD||SG||SCHLADMING 2013|
|WORLD CUP||1st||GS||LENZERHEIDE 2013|
|WORLD CUP||18th||SL||KRANJSKA GORA 2013|
|WORLD CUP||1st||GS||KRANJSKA GORA 2013|
|JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP||9th||K||MARIBOR 2004|
|JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP||2nd||SL||MARIBOR 2004|
|JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP||12nd||GS||MARIBOR 2004|
|01-01-2013||CE||City Event Munich||GER||9||15.00|
|18-12-2012||SL||Madonna di Campiglio||ITA||9||29.00|