Bode Miller takes early lead, in gold medal position for Men’s Olympic Super-G race

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 19, 2010 11:56 am

On a course that is nothing sort of insanely treacherous (indeed, 2 of the first 4 racers failed to finish) the Olympic Men’s Super G has started off with a bang today. US racer Andrew Weibrecht came out strong, setting a bar that many have not yet reached. Indeed, teammate Ted Ligety, who won a gold medal in the Torino Games at 21 years old, could not compete today as he failed to race to his highest potential today.

Bode Miller just went, and he absolutely let gravity control him. He knew what he needed to do and he did it, now leading the pack in the gold medal position. He lost a bit of time toward the end of the run, which may end up costing him the gold later in the race, but right now…he leads.

Check back at theskichannel.com for updates as they come! Go USA!!!

UPDATE 12:10 PM Perhaps Bode’s stiffest competition, Swiss racer Didier Cuche, failed to overtake Bode as he skied into 7th position. Bode sitll leads.

 

 

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