U.S. Skier Ted Ligety Discusses Second Gold Medal On "Late Show"
U.S. skier Ted Ligety appeared on CBS’ “Late Show” last night and discussed winning his second career Gold Medal at the Sochi Games. Ligety: “The first win in 2006, I was only 21. That was my first Olympics, and to actually win a Gold Medal there was a big surprise. So that was awesome. But this one I feel like it was a lot more hard work, a lot more ups and downs, and I was the favorite to win this.”
Host David Letterman asked Ligety to define some skiing terms for him and when the "super combined" was mentioned, Letterman said, “Of course with that one you get fries.” Ligety talked of the changes made to his skis during the Olympics: “They basically made our skis longer and straighter, more like the old school, like when you learned how to ski.” Ligety noted the conditions in Sochi were "more like summer skiing" and said, "it's actually colder here in this studio right now than it was there." Letterman said, "We're hoping to get the Olympics in 2018" (“Late Show,” CBS, 2/25).