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Ligety, Weibrecht Tie in Kvitfjell SG

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2013-03-03 05:19
 

KVITFJELL, Norway (March 3) - World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Olympic bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) tied for 18th Sunday to lead the U.S. Ski Team in the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G before World Cup Finals. Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal won on home snow to lock the men's super G title prior to the final race with his fourth victory in the discipline this season. Universal Sports Network will broadcast the race at 9 a.m. ET.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) tied for 18th in the final super G before the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals.
  • Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal won on home snow to clinch the super G title with his fourth win in the discipline this season.
  • Ligety, the super G World Champion, will represent the U.S. Ski Team at World Cup Finals for super G where only the top 25 athletes can compete.
  • Ligety arrived in Kvitfjell on Friday following a short training camp on the 2014 Olympic slope in Sochi, Russia.
  • Universal Sports Network will broadcast the race at 9 a.m. ET.
  • The men's World Cup tour now moves to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia for a giant slalom and a slalom.
  • Ligety is the defending giant slalom winner in Kranjska Gora and has won at the resort four times.

QUOTES
Sasha Rearick, Head Coach
Both Ted and Andrew skied well. They made some good turns, but you had to really go hard and straight and just throw yourself absolutely down the hill if you wanted to have a chance. Generally our guys just over skied it.

The hill was an easy course set – pretty straight with a lot of places to tuck. Besides Aksel, who was perfect today, the times were all really tight.

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