Who Is Ted Ligety? Everything You Need to Know

Ted Ligety of USA in action during men's downhill training at the Audi FIS World Cup, Feb. 8, 2012, in Sochi. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Name: Ted Ligety

Events: Combined, Downhill, Giant Slalom, Slalom, Super G

Stats: 29; 5 foot 11

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Olympic Record: Gold in 2006; Competed in 2006 and 2010

Background: A two-time Olympian, Ligety arrives in Sochi following one of the best years of his career. Ligety was a member of the U.S. delegations in Turino in 2006, where he won a gold medal in combined, and in Vancouver in 2010.

He is currently the third-ranked skier in the world, according to World Cup standings, winning golds in super G, slalom and giant slalom.

Ligety has won six national championships, and is the founder of Shred Optics, a sunglasses and goggles company.

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