Ted Ligety finished up the season seventh in the men’s Audi FIS World Cup super G standings. Like the women’s event, the final men’s race was canceled due to adverse weather conditions, which official deemed unsafe for competition. With the race out of the way, Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal was formally presented with his crystal globe. Svindal had actually locked up the title two weeks ago in Kvitfjell.
Over the course of the 2012/2013 season, Ligety accumulated three top 10 finishes in super G, including two fourth place finishes. Unfortunately, Ligety was denied an opportunity to rack up additional points to move up in the standings.
Sasha Rearick, Men’s U.S. Ski Team Head Coach discussed the season, saying, “In super G, Ted had an amazing season this year. In springtime we were doing some super G in Mammoth, working on position on the skis. A lot of that work got done in Chile and especially Copper at the speed center in November. His hard work paid off. He executed good skiing and went from outside the top 30 to top seven this season. Amazing improvement.”
Next up at the Audi FIS World Cup Finals is Saturday’s giant slalom event, where Ted will look to further solidify himself as the discipline champion.