USA wins seventh gold of Sochi Games

American Ted Ligety became the first American man ever to win two alpine skiing Olympic gold medals when he won Wednesday's giant slalom.  He won the competition with a combined two-run total of 2:45.29.  Two men from France, Steve Missillier and Alexis Pinturault, respectively won the silver and bronze.

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) celebrates after his second run of men's giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) celebrates after his second run of men's giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) celebrates after his second run of men's giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) on his second run in the giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) on his second run in the giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) on his second run in the giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) on his second run in the giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) on his second run in the giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) on his second run in the giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) on his second run in the giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) on his second run in the giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) on his second run in the giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) on his second run in the giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports