News

Ligety takes gold in giant slalom

Ligety takes gold in giant slalom

GOLD MEDAL: Ted Ligety of the U.S. reacts after the first run of the men's alpine skiing giant slalom event in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center Feb. 19. Photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

By Martyn Herman

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – American Ted Ligety won the Olympic men’s Alpine skiing giant slalom gold medal on Wednesday, beating two Frenchmen to the top of the podium at the Sochi Winter Games.

Ligety, the clear leader from the first run, made a few mistakes in the second leg but stayed 0.48 seconds ahead of Steve Missillier, who took the silver.

Alexis Pinturault trailed Ligety by 0.64 seconds in the bronze medal position.

SPECIAL SECTION: Olympics 2014

World champion Ligety’s gold was the first for the United States in the Alpine skiing events at the Sochi Games.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

diaz

A look at the celebrities who will be celebrating this weekend.

in Local

Tornado Touches Down In Yankton County

tornado

No one was injured, and no damage was reported.

in Local

DWU Music Department Has New Name

music note

The department will be called The Ron And Sheilah Gates Department of Music.

in Local

DWU Homecoming Theme Announced

DWU

Blue & White Days will be September 18-20.

in Sports

This week’s top sports shots

little

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.