U.S. skier Ted Ligety is on the verge of joining some elite company.
He has already won gold medals in the super-G and super-combined at the world championships in Austria this week, so if Ligety wins the giant slalom Friday, he will become the first man to win three or more gold medals at a world championships since skiing legend Jean-Claude Killy won four gold medals in 1968.
By the way, Ligety's specialty is the giant slalom, and he is favored to win Friday. So, no pressure at all.
“I did not expect to have two gold medals,” Ligety said. “I was hoping to get medals in the super-G and the combined, but I didn't think they would be gold. So that's definitely a pleasant surprise. But maybe that puts a little added pressure for the GS. We'll see.”