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American Ted Ligety picked up a bronze medal at this years giant slalom world championships in Val DIsere France. It was the first medal for the U.S. men at Val d Isere this year. Ligety moved up from ninth place after his first run by posting the fastest time on the course.I just tried to get all my nerves out, he said. I knew I had a bad first run and had to replica breitling Longitude Chronograph watches give everything and attack all the way.Its the second major championship medal for the 24-year-old from Park City, Utah. Meanwhile, Bode Miller, the 2003 world champion and still the headliner of Americas men skiing, continued to struggle this season by disqualifying at the event.
Hes hasnt won in the past 26 World Cup events, and in four world championship races this season. Miller still maintains his number eight ranking in the world. He recently announced he may retire at the end of this year.The winner, 22-year old Carlo Janka, again proved that 2009 is a good year for Swiss skiers. Four of the top ten skiers are from replica breitling Montbrilliant Datora watches Switzerland. Jankas win was an emotional one. His teammate Daniel Albrecht, a two-time medal winner in the 2008 games, just woke up Thursday from a coma he suffered from a training accident three weeks ago. Janka, who was widely favored to win the event, was deeply affected by the accident.