Ted Ligety is the fifth man in history to win three or more gold medals at one world championships and the first to do it in 45 years, since Jean-Claude Killy (FRA) won four in 1968. And he is the first non-European man to achieve this feat.
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Plus, Ligety is the first skier in world championships history, in either gender, to win the Super G, the giant slalom and the (super) combined at one world championships. As if that wasn’t enough, Ligety's SG and SC wins at Schladming 2013 have come in disciplines in which he has never won on the World Cup tour.
All 15 of his World Cup wins have come in giant slalom.
Well it doesn’t stop there: Ted is the first USA skier, in either gender, to win the giant slalom gold medal twice at the world championship.
Ligety is the first American skier, in either gender, to win three gold medals at one world championships and his fourth career individual world championship gold ties Bode Miller's USA record and joins the ranks of the USA record held by Miller, Vonn and Julia Mancuso with five World Championships medals.
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