Bode Miller Wins Gold ... Finally
Sixth Olympic medal, in Alpine super-combined, is the longed-for color
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 21, 2010 3:16 PM CST
Bode Miller of the United States reacts after finishing the slalom portion of the Men's super-combined at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010.   (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
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(Newser) – Bode Miller has finally fulfilled his expectations and won an Olympic gold medal, using a blistering slalom run to complete a super-combined victory. After placing seventh in the downhill run, the New Hampshire native skied one of the fastest slalom legs today for a two-run combined time of 2:44.92. Miller has also won a silver and a bronze at the Vancouver Games to go with the two silver medals he captured at Salt Lake City in 2002.

Ivica Kostelic of Croatia took the silver medal, 0.33 seconds behind, and Silvan Zurbriggen of Switzerland claimed bronze, 0.40 seconds back.