Men’s skiing World Cup: Ligety wins big

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The 2012 men’s skiing giant slalom World Cup kicked off yesterday with a big repeat win for American Ted Ligety: Ligety won Soelden in Austria by nearly 3 seconds.

Ligety’s second run set a time 2.75 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, Manfred Moelgg of Italy. The 2.75-second gap is the largest in giant slalom since the 1970s, according to the International Ski Federation.

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