American gold returns to home slopes

13th February, 2015 by

By Chris Freud

BEAVER CREEK — It’s been 26 years since a gold medal hung around the neck of an American skier on home snow at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships — that is, until Friday — when Utah’s Ted Ligety won the giant slalom by a decisive margin in front of a wild crowd of U.S. fans.The last World Championships gold medal won by an American at home was by Tamara McKinney in the alpine combined on Feb. 2, 1989, when the Championships were first held in Vail. Friday’s wide, sweeping course suited “Mr. GS,” as he beat out the rest …

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