Bode Miller Sixth In Sochi Super Combined Downhill

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 14, 2014 9:34 am

Five-time Olympian Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) skied into sixth at a particularly tricky slalom race Friday during the Super Combined event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Wet snow and a challenging slalom course set bumped 10 out of 30 athletes out of the race, but Swiss skier Sandro Viletta was able to carve out the victory to become the first Swiss to ever win super combined gold.

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Bode Miller placed 6th in the Sochi Super Combined Downhill event. Photo: Jack Affleck | Vail Resorts

Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) matched his career best World Cup finish with 11th in his first Olympic race. Defending super combined World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was right behind in 12th. Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) was one of 10 racers out of the top 30 downhill finishers to not finish the slalom.

Taking the gold was Sandro Viletta from Switzerland, Croatia’s Ivica Kostelic took silver and Italian Christof Innerhofer with bronze.

Bode stated:

“Today was tough. It was tough for everybody. I don’t think anybody came down that thing feeling awesome…maybe Viletta, I’m not sure. Everybody was kind of struggling.” He continued, “These days with these conditions, you can’t make mistakes. I went through today pushing hard. I’m trying and doing everything I can to try to be fast, but the margins are so small right now. I knew I had to push hard, it’s just unfortunate that this course was too tough for me. When I pushed hard I just ended up making a bunch of mistakes.”

Watch ski expert Jake Bright from The Daily Beast on RT TV’s “Thom Hartman’s The Big Picture’, explaining the U.S. Alpine Ski Team’s friendly, ongoing competition between Bode and Ted in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games:

A recap of the super combined downhill and slalom is set to air on NBC at 7:00 p.m. EST, and the event can be streamed in its entirety on NBCOlympics.com. The Olympic Super G weekend kicks off Saturday Feb. 15 with the women, while the men race Sunday.

Alpine Skiing Men’s Super Combined, Sochi 2014 Olympics Final Results:

Downhill
Slalom
Total
Difference
Gold
1:54.88
50.32
2:45.20
-
Silver
1:54.17
51.37
2:45.54
+0.34
Bronze
1:54.30
51.37
2:45.67
+0.47
4
1:53.24
53.02
2:46.26
+1.06
5
1:56.23
50.11
2:46.34
+1.14
6
1:54.67
51.93
2:46.60
+1.40
7
1:53.38
53.46
2:46.84
+1.64
8
1:53.94
52.94
2:46.88
+1.68
8
1:54.42
52.46
2:46.88
+1.68
10
1:55.26
51.80
2:47.06
+1.86
11
1:54.90
52.39
2:47.29
+2.09
12
1:55.17
52.22
2:47.39
+2.19
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