February 19

Bode Miller out of slalom after tweaking left knee

Miller was 26th in the opening giant slalom leg, finishing more than 2½ seconds slower than leader Ted Ligety.

The Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Bode Miller will skip the last Alpine race at the Sochi Olympics, the slalom, after tweaking his surgically repaired left knee during Wednesday’s giant slalom.

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Bode Miller skis past a gate near the finish line during the first run of the men’s giant slalom the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Wednesday.

The Associated Press

Miller finished 20th in the giant slalom with a two-run time of 2 minutes, 47.82 seconds, more than 2½ seconds slower than gold medalist Ted Ligety. Given that he’ll be 40 during the 2018 Winter Games, the GS might have been Miller’s last Olympic race.

Miller owns a U.S.-record six Olympic Alpine medals, including a bronze in the super-G last weekend that made him the oldest ski racer to win a Winter Games medal. He said Wednesday that his knee bothered him after that race, and it’s been swollen during the Sochi Olympics.

He missed all of last season while coming back from a knee operation.

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