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American Ligety 1 win away from skiing royalty

Updated: February 14, 2013, 1:02 PM ET
Associated Press

SCHLADMING, Austria -- Ted Ligety is one win away from matching skiing royalty.

He's already grabbed gold in the super-G and super-combined at the world championships in Austria. So if Ligety wins Friday's giant slalom -- the event he's dominated all season -- the American will become the first man to win three or more gold medals at a world championships since French great Jean-Claude Killy took home four golds in 1968.

"I did not expect to have two gold medals," Ligety said. "I ...

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