Ligety after acquired a formidable reputation as a giant slalom specialist, however he exhibited his all around skills by winning three gold medals in the 2013 Alpine World Championships. He learned to ski at age 2, and registered at The Winter Sports School in Park City as an eighth grader to benefit from its own ski application. Despite his attempts, Ligety failed to make his local youth ski team initially he tried out and was avoided for the U.S. development team as an teenager. These drawbacks compelled him to work more challenging.
Ligety had collected three Top 3 finishes in World Cup competition heading in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, however he pulled off among the Games’ biggest surprises by winning the gold medal in the combined. Soon following the Olympics finished, he established his tournament true by earning his first World Cup gold medal in the giant slalom at Yongpyong, South Korea. Ligety finally became the best on the planet in the giant slalom, topping the year end positions in the area four times from 200813. In 2013 alone, he won an unbelievable six of eight giant slalom events.
During the 2013 Alpine World Championships in Schladming, Austria, Ligety turned in the quickest times in the giant slalom, super combined and super G to get to be the very first guy since Jean-Claude Killy in 1968 to win three gold medals in one World Championships. After ending the season ranked a career-high third in the entire World Cup standings, he was named the United States Olympic Committee’s 201213 Olympic SportsMan of the Year.
Ligety kicked off the following World Cup season with his 18th career victory in the giant slalom, establishing the tone for accomplishment using the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on the horizon. Following the 2006 Olympics, Ligety founded a ski apparel company named SHRED Optics. He holds a yearly ski camp at Mount Hood in Oregon, and counts tennis, car racing and water skiing among his other favourite outdoor activities.