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February 19, 2014 3:14 PM

Ligety carves his way to giant slalom gold

Ted Ligety, who skis the way a swordfighter slashes, was inclined to apply his saber-like edges to a soft portion of the Olympic giant slalom course on his second run down the mountain. But U.S. ski team coach Sasha Rearick warned him not to blow his chances with a preventable mistake. Ligety had carved up the snow and the field on his first speedy run. No need to gamble.

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