Athlete Profile - Ted LIGETY

Birth Date:  31 Aug 1984
Age:  33
Gender:   Men

Ted LIGETY - Schedule

Start Time Event Status
Tue, 13 Feb 11:30
Men's Alpine Combined Downhill
Sun, 18 Feb 10:15
Men's Giant Slalom Run 1
Sun, 18 Feb 13:45
Men's Giant Slalom Run 2


DNF: Did not finish

Biographical Information

Highlights Olympic Winter Games
2014Sochi, RUSDNF11412-
2010Vancouver, BC, CANDNF9195-
2006Turin, ITADSQDNF--1

World Championships
YearLocationSLGSSGACKBTeam X
2015Vail, CO, USA21193-5
2013Schladming, AUTDNF111--
2011Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER191DNFDNF-5
2009Val d'Isere, FRADNF3DNFDSQ--
2007Are, SWEDNF431DNF-11
2005Bormio, ITADNF---124

World Cup Rankings overview - All rankings from 2014/2015, top three for earlier seasons

World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
2017/2018--1 x 3rd-1 x 11th1 x 23rd
2016/2017--1 x 5th1 x 29th--
2015/2016-1 x 20th1 x 1st1 x 2nd-1 x 24th
2014/20151 x 24th1 x 18th1 x 1st1 x 11th1 x 5th-

World Cup - Ten best performances in current season
32017/2018Giant SlalomGarmisch-Partenkirchen, GER2:41.87
52017/2018Giant SlalomAlta Badia, ITA2:27.65
72017/2018Giant SlalomBeaver Creek, CO, USA2:38.66
112017/2018Alpine CombinedWengen, SUI2:37.46
162017/2018Giant SlalomVal d'Isere, FRA1:53.94
232017/2018Parallel Giant SlalomAlta Badia, ITA

ALL - Overall, DH - Downhill, SL - Slalom, GS - Giant Slalom, SG - Super - G, KB - Combined, AC - Alpine Combined, PGS - Parallel Giant Slalom, CE - City Events, X - Mixed, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified, DNQ - Did Not Qualify for final race
Nickname Ligety Split, Ted the Shred, Mr GS (, 02 Nov 2017;, 25 Oct 2017;, 16 Apr 2009)
Hobbies Tennis, mountain biking, water skiing, football, rallying old cars. (Facebook page, 19 Nov 2017)
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner
Family Wife Mia, son Jax [2017]
Languages spoken English
Club name Park City Ski Team [United States of America]
Coach Sasha Rearick [national], USA; Forest Carey [national] (, 02 Nov 2017)
Injuries In January 2017 he underwent surgery on his left leg after experiencing nerve pain. (, 20 Sep 2017)

His 2016/17 season ended early so he could undergo back surgery on three herniated discs. (, 02 Nov 2017;, 12 Feb 2017)

In January 2016 he tore his anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] and required reconstructive knee surgery. (, 02 Nov 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 19 Oct 2016)

In November 2014 he broke his wrist in training and required four screws to be inserted into his left hand. (, 13 Feb 2015, 07 Dec 2014)

In January 2014 he was hit in the face passing a gate in training for the World Cup slalom race in Bormio, Italy. He required three stitches in the cut. (, 06 Jan 2014)

He damaged the medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee in downhill training in 2009. He did not require surgery but spent the off-season undergoing extensive rehabilitation in Park City, UT, United States of America. (, 25 Oct 2009;, 07 Apr 2009)

He broke his hand in 2008. (, 29 Apr 2009)

He broke a bone in his right index finger ahead of the 2006/07 season and was unable to compete for two months. (, 16 Apr 2009)
National team 2005 (, 2015)
Start He first tried skiing at age two, and began racing at age 11. (, 18 Mar 2013)
Reason He played other sports in high school but preferred skiing. "Skiing really was my only passion." (, 15 Feb 2015)
Ambition To win gold in giant slalom at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 01 Oct 2017)
Training He works out six days a week during the off-season. He spends about three hours at the gym and does his aerobic training through mountain biking. (, 02 Aug 2016)
Hero US alpine skiers Tommy Moe and Bode Miller. (, 14 Feb 2014;, 01 Mar 2013)
Awards He was named the 2012/13 Sportsman of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee [USOC]. (USOC, 24 Oct 2013)
Additional information General
He became the first US skier to win gold in the combination at the Olympic Winter Games when he triumphed in the discipline at the 2006 Games in Turin. His victory also made him the youngest US male to win a gold medal in any alpine skiing event at the Olympic Winter Games. At the 2014 Games in Sochi he became the first US male to win gold in giant slalom, and also the first US alpine skier, male or female, to claim two gold medals at the Olympic Winter Games. In 2013 in Schladming, Austria, he became the first alpine skier since French athlete Jean Claude Killy in 1968 to win three gold medals at the same world championships. Two years later he claimed gold in giant slalom at the 2015 World Championships in Vail, CO, United States of America, and became the first skier to win three consecutive world titles in giant slalom. (, 01 Oct 2017;, 12 Apr 2016;, 13 Feb 2015;, 16 Feb 2013;, 16 Jan 2007)

In 2006 he founded 'Shred Optics', a company that has designed a number of skiing, cycling and snowboard products. He serves as the president of the company. (, 24 Oct 2017; Facebook page, 19 Nov 2017)

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