Created: 02/19/2014 11:59 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press
Ted Ligety won the giant slalom at the Sochi Games with a dominating performance today, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing. Steve Missillier of France finished second and Alexis Pinturault, also of France, was third.
Former U.S. snowboarder Vic Wild has won gold for Russia in the parallel giant slalom. Wild rolled to victory in the final on Wednesday, overcoming a half-second deficit against Switzerland's Nevin Galmarini to win in front of a largely pro-Russian crowd. Zan Kosir of Slovenia earned bronze in the event that is a mixture of snowboarding and Alpine skiing.
Wild's wife, Alena Zavarzina of Russia won bronze inthe women's event. Patrizia Kummer of Switzerland won the gold.
In other Olympic highlights:
- Defending gold medalist Yuna Kim of South Korean leads after the women's short program in figure skating. U.S. national champ Gracie Gold is in fourth place, six points off the lead.
- In women's bobsled, Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse of Canada have rallied to win their second straight Olympic women's bobsledding gold medal. Humphries and Moyse edged Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams of the United States by 0.10 seconds after four runs. The Canadians entered Wednesday trailing by about a quarter-second.
Williams becomes the fifth Olympian to medal in different events at the Summer and Winter Games. She has gold and silver medals from three Olympic appearances as a sprinter.
Americans Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans took the bronze. It's the first time two U.S. sleds have medaled in women's bobsledding.