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Bode Miller struggles in downhill, will not medal


After generating high expectations with strong training sessions, Bode Miller struggled on Sunday, falling short of medal contention with a run of 2:06.75.

The 36-year-old was seeking sixth career Olympic medal, with the downhill being one of his best opportunities. He enjoyed the fastest run in the first and third training sessions, but struggled in the middle section of the course.

(Matthias Mayer of Austria would win the event.)

Crowd goes absolutely silent after @MillerBode crossed the @Sochi2014 downhill finish in sixth. Heartbreak.

— Doug Haney (@doughaney) February 9, 2014

VIDEO: Bode Miller’s wife can’t watch

Miller told the New York Times that he struggled with visibility.

On the bright side, Miller will have three more opportunities to get that sixth medal (he’s likely to skip the slalom), starting with the super combined on Friday.

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