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Bode Miller ties for bronze to break U.S. record; Andrew Weibrecht surprises for silver

Feb 16, 2014, 2:31 AM EDT

Sochi Olympics Alpine Skiing Men AP

Bode Miller, 36, showed flashes of former brilliance in Sochi and finally put it all together in the super-G. He put together a vintage performance to tie Canada’s Jan Hudec for bronze on Sunday, making some history in the process.

Even so, he wasn’t the highest finishing U.S. skier, as Andrew Weibrecht shocked for a silver medal.

MORE: Miller’s “emotional” day

This represents Miller’s sixth career Olympic medal, the most of any U.S. Alpine skier. Only Norway’s Kjetil Andre Aamodt has won more medals in Alpine skiing overall. The significance was not lost on him, as he wept on the course following his strong run:

It wasn’t shocking that Norway took gold, but some may be surprised that Kjetil Jansrud was the man who took it, although he’s had a fantastic run in the 2014 Olympics. He’ll add this gold to a bronze from men’s downhill.

Again, to say that Weibrecht’s run was unexpected is putting things lightly. Then again, NBC’s Nick Zaccardi indicates that he’s developing a reputation for big outputs in big moments:

  1. tobietaylor - Feb 16, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    Who was the NBC reporter interviewing Bode Miller after today’s race? While I understand the reporter’s desire to share the human element of Bode’s story, her line of questioning around his brother’s death was excessive. In my opinion, she needs to be terminated or at least go through sensitivity training.

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