Ted Ligety goes for a third gold in Friday's giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. (Mitchell Gunn/ESPA)
SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 14) - The U.S. Ski Team's Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) will go for a third gold medal in Friday's FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. The race will bring back memories for the USA of the World Championships in Schladming 31 years ago when American Steve Mahre won gold in GS. Mahre was honored last week by being selected by the organizing committee to carry the American flag in the opening ceremony. Ligety, the defending World Champion, will be joined by Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV), Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) and Robby Kelley (Starksboro, VT), who is making his Championships debut. Universal Sports Network will provide coverage at 11:00 a.m. EST.
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) will go for a record third gold medal in the giant slalom Friday at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.
Ligety is one of four Americans who have won two gold in a World Championships including Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller and Andrea Mead Lawrence.