The day of the event, fog was rolling into the competing area, but that did not stop four-time World Champion/ Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety from blasting his way down the hill. Gaining an early lead in the first run by a powerful 1.28 seconds, Ligety had the gold in his sights in the beginning. “That was a bumpy ride. It’s so tough when you can’t see anything; it just makes it that much more tiring” Ligety said. Spectators could disagree with Ted Ligety because the runs he powered through appeared flawless. At the end of the event, Ted Ligety took gold with a staggering 1.51 second lead, followed by Austrian Marcel Hirscher.