One of the most successful alpine skiers in American history, New Hampshire's Bode Miller has captured the attention of the world with his incredible athletic balance and ability to produce jaw-dropping performances on skis. (Getty Images/Quinn Rooney)
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The 2014 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season came to a close Sunday in Lenzerheide, where Ted Ligety capped another incredible season and led the USA with a 12th-place finish in the slalom finale.
Ted Ligety won his fifth giant slalom of the season and hung on to take his fifth Audi FIS Alpine World Cup crystal globe.
Bode Miller rallied to an impressive third in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G final Thursday, closing the men’s speed events for the 2014 season.
Ted Ligety tied for second to score his first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium in downhill.
Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) captured a historic giant slalom victory Saturday in Kranjska Gora to become the first man in Audi FIS Alpine World Cup history to have won six times at the same venue.
Olympic super G silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) needed a solid Audi FIS Alpine World Cup result Sunday and he got one, finishing seventh in the final super G before the World Cup Finals.
Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA), who 24 hours earlier stamped the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top three of his career, finished fourth Saturday, a mere .05 from a second downhill podium in Kvitfjell.
A record-matching 17 Team USA skiers and snowboarders left the Sochi Olympic Winter Games with medals, including a record eight gold with one going to teen Mikaela Shiffrin after her slalom win under the lights Friday night.
Ted Ligety laid down a truly Olympic performance Wednesday to earn the first-ever giant slalom gold medal for the USA at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Andrew Weibrecht and Bode Miller went 2-3 for the USA in men's super G. (Photo: Tom Kelly/U.S. Ski Team)
Andrew Weibrecht took silver and Bode Miller tied for bronze in the men's Olympic super G at Rosa Khotur Sunday.
Five-time Olympian Bode Miller skied into sixth at a particularly tricky slalom race Friday during the super combined event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) charged to fifth on the steep and fast course of the 2014 Sochi downhill on Sunday, pulling out the best finish of his career during his first-ever Olympic appearance.
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One of the most successful alpine skiers in American history, New Hampshire's Bode Miller has captured the attention of the world with his incredible athletic balance and ability to produce jaw-dropping performances on skis. Raised in an electricity free home, the two-time World Cup overall champion, four-time World Champion and six-time Olympic medalist has risen to become one of the most prolific international athletes.
Miller made a strategic decision to skip the entire 2013 competition season in order to recover completely from knee surgery. That decision paid off in spades during the 2014 season. Case in point: just a few races into the season, he finished second in the Audi Birds of Prey giant slalom. It was his first podium in the discipline since 2007. From there he continued to roll, adding downhill and super G podiums in Kitzbuehel before notching a historic sixth Olympic medal with super G bronze in Sochi.
To cap it all off, Miller completed his first full World Cup season (his first since winning the overall in 2008) with a season-ending podium in the Lenzerheide super G.
I’ve never been stuck on counting medals; I’ve put in a lot of work. This was a really hard year with a lot of effort coming back to get fit and get ready and just battle through everything life throws at you. To come out and ski hard at the Olympics–this is almost therapeutic for me to be in these situations where I really get to test myself. Some days medals don’t matter, and Sochi was one of the ones where it does matter.
Even though I’m old, I’m not broken down. Mentally I think I’m just as tough as any of these kids. I know I’m capable of top skiing and my body is holding up great. We’ll see how I feel in the fall, but right now I have no intention of ending my career.
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