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Bode Miller on his Games: "It was awesome"
Posted by Meri-Jo Borzilleri
Bode Miller missed a gate early in the first run of slalom Saturday at Whistler Creekside, joining teammate Ted Ligety, who also missed a gate, on the sidelines. The Olympics are over for the U.S. alpine team.
"The snow conditions are really difficult and the snow and fog is coming in and out," Miller said to Canadian TV after his run. About half of the first 50 competitors did not finish.
Miller said the team has been skiing on colder, harder snow, which didn't help train for the mush of Whistler.
"Visibility is tough, course conditions are tough" and the course set is tough, Miller said.
Miller hit for the cycle at these Games, winning gold (super-combined), silver (super-G) and bronze (downhill), the most on a U.S. alpine team that won eight total medals, a record for American skiers.
"It was awesome," said Miller of the Games in general. "I leave here feeling like I really accomplished something.
"To have huge expectations...I couldn't have been more happy."
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