Ted Ligety

  • Birth Name: Theodore Sharp Ligety
  • Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Profession: Alpine skier
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  • Began skiing at age 2.Won the Olympic gold medal in the combined event in 2006. It was the first U.S. men's Alpine gold since Tommy Moe in 1994.Started Shred Optics, a company making ski goggles, sunglasses and helmets that he designs and uses.Won three gold medals at the 2013 World Championships, in Giant Slalom, Super G and the Combined.In 2015, defended his World Championships giant slalom title, his third straight.Won the first race of the 2016 season, a men's giant slalom at Sölden, Austria, but a mid-season crash during training at Oberjoch, Germany, resulted in a season-ending knee injury.

Relationships

  • Cyndi Sharp — Mother
  • Bill Ligety — Father
  • Charley Ligety — Brother

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