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Park City’s Ted Ligety takes aim at skiing history in world championship giant slalom
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"Doing so poorly in the 2010 Olympics really pushed me to that area, where I would go as hard as I could and not care," he said. "Well, I guess I care equally as much, if not more, about the result as I did then. But to be able to be happy with my approach and be happy about how I skied, and let that be more the determining factor than necessarily the placing, I think has helped me get to the top more often."

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Ligety chases gold

» Ted Ligety, pictured, will race in the giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships early Friday morning, aiming for a historic third gold medal. Check the result of his race online at sltrib.com.

» The race will begin at 2 a.m. MST in Schladming, Austria, but will be broadcast in the United States on Universal Sports Network at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. MST. It’s also available to USN online subscribers live at 4:30 a.m. MST.

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It certainly seems to be working for Ligety, who needs just one more victory to take a place among skiing royalty.

Only three other men have won three golds in a single world championships — France’s Emile Allais in 1937, Norway’s Stein Ericksen in 1954 and Austria’s Toni Sailer, who won four in 1956 when the Olympics also doubled as worlds, and three in 1958.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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