Former gold medalist Ted Ligety took NBCOlympics.com down the slopes for a dynamic inside look at his strategy heading into the giant slalom.
Ligety, 29, told NBC that he really values getting a look at the course before the events kick off. He broke down whys Sochi’s setup could be quite lucrative for him in the giant slalom.
“It’s not super technical ever, it doesn’t have any long sustained pitches like you normally see on the World Cup,” Ligety said in January. “I think it’s actually a good hill for me.”
Ligety took gold in the Super-G, giant slalom and super-combined during the 2013 World Championships and won gold in the super-combined at the 2006 Olympics. He came up empty-handed in the 2010 Olympics, however, so he’ll have plenty of motivation to keep his momentum going in Sochi.