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Sunday, February 21, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Bode Miller finally wins Olympic gold

Two Silvers in Salt Lake, a bruised reputation in Torino, and redemption in Vancouver.

The road of Bode Miller is filled with huge peaks and valleys. But no matter the location, Bode has yet to win a Gold Medal. In Vancouver he has a Bronze and a Silver but the Gold remained elusive.

Until today.

Bode Miller finally secured himself a Gold Medal at the Olympics with a strong run in the slalom. Many believed Bode could never recover from the apathetic party animal machine that embarrassed himself in 2006. Miller has change his way of life and, in turn, able to utilize his talents to win medals.
WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP)—Bode Miller finally won his elusive gold medal, using a blistering slalom run Sunday to complete one of the most unlikely Olympic comebacks ever.

Four years after bombing out amid lofty expectations at the Turin Games and a year after practically walking away from the sport, Miller won the super-combined for his third medal in as many events at Vancouver.

Seventh after the morning downhill run, Miller skied the third-fastest afternoon slalom leg for a two-run time of 2 minutes, 44.92 seconds—a comfortable 0.33 ahead of Ivica Kostelic of Croatia, who matched his silver medal at Turin. Silvan Zurbriggen of Switzerland claimed bronze, 0.40 back. (....continue reading....)


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