Bode Miller from Team USA sets record in Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic

Bode Miller from Team USA sets record in Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic

Feb 16 2014, 8:37pm CST | by

Bode Miller from Team USA sets record in Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic

After Joss Christensen, Kaitlyn Farrington, Kelly ClarkNoelle Pikus-Pace, Nicholas Goepper, Erin Hamlin, Gus Kenworthy and many other American athletes, it was the turn for Bode Miller who made his own mark in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. He has made a new record in the super-G at the Olympic and made all of us proud. He has won a bronze medal in the Super G event in the alpine events. Although it is only a bronze medal, it is quite special since it makes him the oldest Alpine medalist in Olympic history. It is also special as now Miller is the player with a total six medals in all Olympics and this is the second-highest total for a male ski racer.

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic has been a special event for Team USA for a number of reasons. It is the first time, American athletes were participating in Russia and they had plenty of reasons to claim their supremacy in the game. However, things didn’t go as we planned or hoped earlier. But now that, Bode Miller and other athletes are coming forward with their achievements, we can finally relax and keep on enjoying a great run for the USA. 

It was a great moment for Bode Miller, who has been really persistent over the years. At the age of 36, he is still strong and even after a few personal issues, he has managed to score a medal for himself and Team USA. Although he has been always concerned about the sport rather than medals was really worried about the medal this time since he was looking for a place in the Olympics history. Before the press after the game, he had the followings to say "It's almost therapeutic for me to be in these situations, where I really had to test myself, so I was happy to have it be on the right side of the hundredths;some days .. medals don't matter, and today was one of the ones where it does."

Although it was merely a bronze medal as Bode Miller finished after two other athletes, this medal meant a lot to him and others in the USA team. If you didn’t know, it also was an important day for the U.S. ski team. The Team USA had managed to collect only one of the 15 medals awarded through the first five Alpine events of the Sochi Olympics before Weibrecht and Miller tripled their nation's total in one fell swoop. Nevertheless, we see Bode Miller as the true hero who came through a lot in the recent years. It was his brother’s death, the court fight over custody of his infant son and a number of surgeries, he still continued to play and return to the Alpine apex for his success. Even though Miller was a little bit concerned about by finishing eighth in the downhill and his error in the final jump that cost him about a half-second, he is still happy with his achievement. At I4U, we see him as the true hero of the Olympic Spirit.

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/26" rel="author">Julia Sugawara</a>
Julia Sugawara is our resident Black Friday expert. She reports in-depth about the best deals to be found during the Black Friday sales season. Follow her reporting to get your hands on the best Black Friday deals of the year.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Indian bowlers in fine form in second practice match
Adelaide, Dec 4 (IANS) Pacer Varun Aaron powered India's bowling charge, picking four wickets here Thursday, to bowl out Cricket Australia XI for 243 runs in Day 1 of their final two-day tour game before the four-Test series against Australia.
 
 
Aguero to 'try and convince' Messi to join City
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Manchester City star forward Sergio Aguero has vowed to try and persuade Argentine team-mate Lionel Messi into signing with the English football club.
 
 
Harris raring to make a comeback from injury
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris Thursday said he is both physically and mentally fit to make a comeback to the national squad, to play the first Commonwealth Bank Test against India starting Dec 9.
 
 
European golfing duo target Thailand meet
Chonburi (Thailand), Dec 4 (IANS) Two of Europe's most consistent performers will be looking to end 2014 with a bang at the Thailand Golf Championship which takes place at the award-winning Amata Spring Country Club Dec 11-14.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Australian researcher discovers first artwork by early human
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) An Australian researcher has discovered what is believed to be the first artwork created by a human. The simple zigzag pattern found on a fossilized shell from the Indonesian island of Java has...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Insects compete with rats to clear garbage
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Insects play a very important role in cleaning up cities and they compete with other pests like rats and pigeons in their endeavour, a study has said. Scientists sampled arthropods - such as...
Read more on Business Balla
 
School headmaster shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday killed the headmaster of a private school in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Police officials said the armed men opened fire at the vehicle of Zahid Ali,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Four more bodies recovered from sunken South Korean ship
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Four more bodies were recovered Thursday from a sunken South Korean fishing ship in the Bering Sea, the foreign ministry here said. This increased the toll to 16, including six South Koreans and 10...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing". Lydia Cawson, 29, said that she and her girlfriend were asked by a staff...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Oxford Dictionaries to add 1,000 new words
London, Dec 4 (IANS) 'Mamil' (middle-aged man in Lycra), 'silvertail' (a person who is socially prominent or who displays social aspirations) and 'crony capitalism' are among the 1,000 new words to be added to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Oceans play key role in global 'warming hiatus'
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Increased heat uptake across three oceans - North Atlantic, the Southern Ocean and Equatorial Pacific Ocean - is the likely cause of the 'warming hiatus' -- the current decade-long slowdown in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Novel imaging to identify if TB drugs are working
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Tuberculosis patients who are not cured of the infection can develop multi-drug resistant TB and have to take as many as six drugs for two years. Now, researchers at University of Pittsburgh...
Read more on Business Balla
 
PM makes first appointment to High Court of Australia
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government Thursday appointed former Victorian Supreme Court judge Geoffrey Nettle as the next Justice of the High Court of Australia. Attorney General George...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
18 suspected militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) At least 18 suspected militants were killed Thursday in airstrikes conducted by Pakistan Air Force fighter jets in North Waziristan. According to officials, the airstrikes were conducted in...
Read more on Politics Balla