American skier Ted Ligety – best known for winning the gold medal at the 2006 Olympic Games in Torino, Italy – posted a stellar performance today at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G in Schladming, Austria. Starting from the final bib number in 26th, Ligety hurdled himself to a 10th place finish, his best in the discipline this season.
When asked about his performance Ligety stated, “I think I am definitely moving in the right direction super G wise and I am starting to figure out some ski stuff. With new skis for next year it could help me or it could hurt me, we will see.”
Italy’s Christof Innerhofer won the day’s race, but Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway claimed the discipline title with a 16th place finish. The overall World Cup title chase took an interesting twist when Austrian Marcel Hirscher finished third to edge closer to leader Beat Feuz who crashed out mid course.
Ligety currently stands ninth in the overall standings with giant slalom and slalom remaining. A mere 92 points behind Hirscher, under the right circumstances, Ligety can still claim a fourth giant slalom title.