In the first event of Day 9 of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the United States picked up two medals to take the overall lead in the medal count. While it was Kjetil Jansrud who won a surprising gold for Norway, the U.S. picked up silver and a share of the bronze.
Andrew Weibrecht of the United States pulled off a stunner to capture silver, while Bode Miller fell to third-place where he tied with Canada’s Jan Hudec for bronze.
It was the sixth medal of Miller’s Olympic career, which is the most among any U.S. alpine skier.
Miller looked great during his run and was sitting pretty in first-place, but the monster performances from Jansrud and Weibrecht knocked an emotional Miller down the podium. Despite his disappointment, Miller should be proud to set a new U.S. record on the slopes.
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