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Skier Ted Ligety worked to avoid 'one-hit wonder' label after first Olympic gold

Feb. 13, 2014 at 8:25 AM ET

Ted Ligety, alpine ski racer from the United States.
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Ligety speaks with TODAY's Meredith Vieira

American Alpine skier and three-time Olympian Ted Ligety says he heads into his first competition at the 2014 Winter Games with a clear mind.

“I just want to think about my skiing. I just want to let myself ski and be calm and let my body do what it knows how to do,” he said about the men's super-combined event Friday.

Ligety, who earned his “Ted Shred” nickname as a boy because “I was kind of a crazy little kid” on the slopes, has worked hard to stay on top after winning gold at the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy. He's a multiple-World Cup champ but would like to add more Olympic hardware to his collection.

“I tried hard after the Olympics not to just be a one-hit wonder,” he said. 

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