Bode Miller finally won gold Sunday in the Super combined (downhill and slalom). After landing in 7th place after the morning downhill run Miller put on a technically perfect slalom run in the afternoon. This gold marks the first Olympic gold medal Bode Miller has ever won. After being shut out of the medals in all of his events at the Torino Games, Bode has 3 medals in Vancouver. A silver, bronze, and now the Olympic gold that has eluded him his entire career.
“The way I executed, the way I skied, is something I’ll be proud of the rest of my life,” Miller said.
“I skied with 100 percent heart — I didn’t hold anything back. … It’s just awesome. There’s nothing else to say.”
The heart of the champion was definitely on display Sunday afternoon. Look for Bode to add to his medal total later this week in the Giant Slalom and Slalom events. Could he add more medals? I’m betting yes!
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