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Bode Miller wins silver, Andrew Weibrecht bronze in men's super-G

February 19, 2010 |  1:53 pm

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U.S. teammates Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht won silver and bronze, respectively, in the men's super-giant slalom. It is Miller's second medal of the Vancouver Games.

Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway won the gold with a time of 1:30.34.

Weibrecht, third down the mountain, finished in a time of 1:30.65, and that time held up until Miller, coming down the mountain 11th, put up a time of 1:30.62.

Weibrecht was ecstatic about his surprise medal: "I knew deep down I could do it," he said. "I've been knocking on the door all year long." Weibrecht has had several top-10 finishes on the World Cup circuit this season.

Miller won a bronze in the men's downhill; Svindal won silver in that event. Didier Defago, who won the downhill, will not medal in the Super-G.

Miller said he was less nervous than before the downhill.
   

“I felt like I did coming in (to the Olympics), like I had all the right stuff,” he said. “It was great, everything felt really good. I skied really aggressive.”

Miller's fourth career Olympic medal — in four different events — makes him the most decorated American Alpine skier in history. He also got silvers in giant slalom and combined at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.


 

The U.S. Alpine team has won six medals at the Vancouver Games, setting a record for the team. The U.S. team won five medals in 1984 at Sarajevo.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada

Photo: Bode Miller catches his breath at the finish line. (Wally SKalij / Los Angeles Times)

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