American Ligety wins second gold medal of worlds

ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer Published:

SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) -- American Ted Ligety has won his second gold medal at the world championships.

Ligety captured the super-combined title Monday with a superb downhill and an even more impressive night slalom run under the lights on the icy Planai course, for a two-run time of 2 minutes, 56.96 seconds.

Ivica Kostelic of Croatia finished second, a distant 1.15 seconds behind, and Romed Baumann of host Austria took the bronze medal, 1.17 back, after leading the downhill leg.

Known for his giant slalom skills, Ligety won the super-G that opened the championships. He'll be the overwhelming favorite for a third gold in Friday's GS, after winning four of the five World Cup races in the discipline so far this season.