Updated: Saturday, 08 March 2014 20:43 | By Agence France-Presse

Imperious Ligety wins Kranjska Gora giant slalom

America's giant slalom Olympic champion Ted Ligety recorded his 22nd World Cup victory on Saturday as he took the latest race in the event in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

Imperious Ligety wins Kranjska Gora giant slalom

American skier Ted Ligety competes during the first run of the Audi FIS World Cup Giant Slalom race in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia on March 8, 2014 - by Jure Makovec

The 29-year-old -- also a two-time world champion in giant slalom -- was winning for the sixth time in the Slovenian resort as he timed 2min 30.80sec.

Austrian veteran Benjamin Raich was second, 0.18sec behind, while young Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen claimed his first podium finish in the discipline as he finished third, 0.25 slower.

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