U.S. Ski Team’s Ted Ligety has been nominated for Best Male Olympic Athlete in Team USA’s Best of the Year awards.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Nov. 5, 2015) – U.S. Ski Team’s Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) has been nominated for Best Male Olympic Athlete in Team USA’s Best of the Year awards. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced a total of 26 male, female and team finalists for this year’s awards. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite athletes and teams at TeamUSA.org/Awards through Friday, Nov. 20.
In the midst of a challenging 2015 season, Ligety brought his A game to the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek. There, he took home a gold medal in giant slalom and a bronze in the combined, making him the second most-decorated U.S. skier in World Championships history.
“This win was a little more emotional that some of the other ones just because this year has been a little more of a struggle,” stated Ligety after his win at the World Championships. “In 2013, I was winning everything, so I felt like I should have it really easily. Same with the Olympics. I was skiing great before that and knew I should be able to win it. This one was a bigger question mark as far as how I was skiing and how I could handle it. To be able to come through and pull it off is awesome.”