USA wins 7th 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.  Click here for more on the victory and watch at 7:00 p.m. on TODAY'S TMJ4 and NBC26.

  • 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

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) celebrates on the podium after winning the gold medal following the men's giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) is congratulated by Alexis Pinturault (FRA) after winning the gold medal following the men's giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) (center), Alexis Pinturault (FRA) (right), and Steve Missillier (FRA) (left), celebrate on the podium following the men's giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Ligety won the gold medal. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) celebrates on the podium after winning the gold medal following the men's giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) celebrates on the podium after winning the gold medal following the men's giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) (center), Alexis Pinturault (FRA) (right), and Steve Missillier (FRA) (left), celebrate on the podium following the men's giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Ligety won the gold medal. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) is congratulated by Alexis Pinturault (FRA) after winning the gold medal following the men's giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 19, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Ted Ligety (USA) celebrates on the podium after winning the gold medal following the men's giant slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports