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Tearful Bode Miller remembers dead brother

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 01:33

Feb. 16 - Thirty-six year-old Alpine skier Bode Miller wins bronze medal, mixed with emotions in remembering his brother who died of a seizure last year. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Emotional floodgates open for U.S. skier Bode Miller Sunday, when the 36-year-old became the oldest Alpine skier to win an Olympic medal. He tied for bronze. But those emotions are led by thoughts of his 29-year-old brother who died of a seizure last year. A promising snowboarder, who could have qualified for the Games. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SUPER-G BRONZE MEDALLIST, BODE MILLER, SAYING: "It's really hard and just kind of attached emotion to this. He wanted to come to these Games and I thought that he would probably have a chance of making it and for him to pass away in the way that he did is really kind of connected with my journey of coming back. Today I felt like that was all very connected and very raw and emotional for me and in the finish I think it all came out." When asked how he felt to be the oldest medal winner: (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SUPER-G BRONZE MEDALLIST, BODE MILLER, SAYING: "I'm happy to still be kicking around, but on days like today it's bitter sweet, too, because like I said as I'm still very close to the top of my game and the skiing that I put down today was less than what I'm capable of for sure and as it has been in the previous two races." Miller arrived in Sochi determined to add to the collection that had already made him the most medalled U.S. skier, with 6 Olympic medals. But he was unable to defend his super combined title Friday. And Miller made an error out of the last jump on Sunday, in the end, tying for bronze.

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Tearful Bode Miller remembers dead brother

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 01:33