While you were sleeping: Ted Ligety becomes first American to win gold in men's giant slalom

Danielle Paquette
February 19, 2014
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Ted Ligety (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

While the United States slept, things were busy on the other side of the globe. Here is our recap of everything Olympics you may have missed overnight.

*U.S. Alpine superstar Ted Ligety became the first American skier to win a gold medal in men's giant slalom with a combined time of 2:45:29. He took a huge lead in the first run, speeding down the Rosa Khutor course in 1 minute, 21.08 seconds -- faster than everyone else by nearly a second. France's Steve Missillier and Alexis Pinturalut won silver and bronze.

Cue the "No Diggity" references:

*Team USA's Bode Miller, who won the super-G bronze, said a knee injury may force him out of Saturday's slalom event, ending his Olympic run in Sochi.

*Austrian slalom skier Kathrin Zettel crashed into a gate -- and brought it with her down the course.

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 *The Sochi fog, delayer of many outdoor events this week, apparently cleared:

*U.S. figure skater Ashley Wagner won the gold in Olympic creeping. Can you help her identify Ashton Kutcher's long-lost twin?

*What does an Apline skier do after snagging Sochi hardware? Surf the Black Sea!

 

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