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Continued: Favorite Miller misses his chance to medal in men's downhill

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 9, 2014 - 11:07 PM

Ganong, his teammate, offered a different opinion.

“He had one mistake on this pretty critical turn that goes into a flat section,” Ganong said. “If you lose your speed there, it’s just a losing battle from there to the finish. He crushed the top. He just had one little mistake.”

In all likelihood, this was Miller’s final Olympic downhill competition. He appeared to be in good spirits in Sochi as he prepared for the downhill. But a disappointing finish culminated with him standing at the bottom of the hill for an unusually long time, contemplating what went wrong.

“I like to make sure that I know what my judgment of myself was on a given day before I go submitting myself to everyone else’s criticism or judgment or opinions,” he said. “This can be a tough one to swallow, having skied so well in the training runs and then come in and be way out of the medals. But I think I skied really well, honestly. I was super-aggressive. The conditions didn’t favor me, but I think all things considered I skied really well.”



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