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Men's super-G ends with photo finish

Published On: Feb 16 2014 11:41:34 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 16 2014 01:41:20 AM CST
Bode Miller, men's super-G

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Andrew Weibrecht and Bode Miller came through for Team USA on Sunday, winning the silver and bronze medals in the Men's super-G.

Norway's Kjetil Jansrud took gold in the competition, and Canada's Jan Hudec, who finished tied with Miller, was also awarded a bronze.

Bode Miller already owned more Olympic medals than any other U.S. skier going into the Sochi Games and was trying to add to his total of five. Earlier in the games he finished eighth in the downhill event, which was viewed as his strongest event, and sixth in the super combined.

Miller, who made his Olympic debut in 1998, first tasted Olympic success with silvers in giant slalom and super combined in 2002 in Salt Lake City. He famously flamed out at the 2006 Winter Olympics, but bounced back in 2010 with three medals -- a gold in super combined, a silver in super-G and a bronze in downhill.

A two-time overall World Cup champion in 2005 and 2008, Miller also is a four-time world champion.

After undergoing knee surgery in the spring of 2012, Miller skipped the entire 2013 skiing season to focus on getting healthy for his fifth -- and final -- Winter Olympics.

Weibrecht, a 28-year-old Lake Placid, N.Y., native, won bronze in the super-G in 2010. He also competed in the downhill in Vancouver, but finished in 21st place.

Earlier in Sochi, he competed in the super combined, finishing 20th in the downhill portion, but failing to complete his slalom run. He came into Sochi 27th in the 2013-14 World Cup super-G standings.


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