Ted Ligety ended his super G season in seventh place after officials canceled the men’s Audi FIS World Cup Final super G race Thursday due to high winds and low visibility. Here he is in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. (Stanko Gruden/Agence)
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 14) – Super G World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) closed the best speed season of his career with seventh in the men’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G standings after the final race was canceled due to high winds. Ligety banked three SG top 10 finishes, including two near podium strikes with fourth. Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal officially hoisted the globe he locked two weeks ago in Kvitfjell.
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) closed the best speed season of his career with seventh in the super G.
Officials canceled the final race after heavy snow fell overnight and high winds persisted throughout the day.
Aksel Lund Svindal from Norway had locked in the super G globe two weeks ago in Kvitfjell.
The canceled race finalized the current standings and also prevented another opportunity to earn points in the overall title race.
Canceled World Cup Finals races cannot be replaced.
Ligety returns to action Saturday for the men’s giant slalom, where he is already the discipline champion.
QUOTES Sasha Rearick, Men’s U.S. Ski Team Head Coach In super G, Ted had an amazing season this year. In springtime we were doing some super G in Mammoth, working on position on the skis. A lot of that work got done in Chile and especially Copper at the speed center in November. His hard work paid off. He executed good skiing and went from outside the top 30 to top seven this season. Amazing improvement.