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Friday, February 19, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Men's Downhill : Bode Miller Takes Silver

USA skier Bode Miller is silently making a strong case for his talents at Vancouver. If you live in the U.S. just don't turn to NBC to watch as the Peacock stands out as the only major network not airing the big events live.

Bode Miller took the Bronze Medal in his first event and only missed the Gold by .09 seconds. That's a vast improvement from his 2006 outting where he failed to medal at all.

Today's Super-G event saw Bode move one position up to Silver as Norway's Aksel Svindal [above, image source SkySports] takes home the Gold Medal by beating Bode by only .28 seconds.

(CNN) -- Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway claimed his first Olympic gold medal with a victory in the men's super-G at Whistler Creekside on Friday.

Svindal relegated Bode Miller to the silver medal position as he finished 0.28 seconds faster than the American hope after a storming run of one minute 30.34 seconds.

Miller's compatriot Andrew Weibrecht finished in a surprise bronze medal position after setting the early pace.

Miller, still seeking his first Olympic gold, took the lead from Weibrecht by just three hundredths of a second and then had to watch as a number of leading contenders failed to match his time.

Swiss hopes Didier Cuche and Carlo Janka disappointed but the ever-consistent Svindal, who shrugged off a career-threatening injury to return to the World Cup circuit, proved Miller's nemesis (....continue reading...)


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