Bode Miller cries for brother after men's Super-G bronze medal
U.S. alpine skier Bode Miller broke down crying after winning the bronze medal in the men's Super-G. The reason: He was thinking about the death of his brother, Chilly.
Chilly Miller died in April of 2013, succumbing to a seizure related to a 2005 head injury. Chilly had had hopes of competing in the snowboard cross event in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Because of this Bode wanted to come to the Olympics and race like his brother would.
Miller had not yet won a medal in two previous events before tying with Canada's Jan Hudec for the Super-G bronze. The skier was visibly emotional even before NBC reporter Christin Cooper began to question Miller about Chilly.
While Miller held his emotions in check through the first few questions but tears began to fall when Cooper asks about looking to the sky at the beginning of the race. At that point, Miller had to turn away as the emotions took over.
Despite his emotions on camera, Miller does not seem to feel any resentment toward Cooper. The skier posted twice to Twitter to make that clear.
I appreciate everyone sticking up for me. Please be gentle w christin cooper, it was crazy emotional and not all her fault. #heatofthemoment-- Bode Miller (@MillerBode) February 17, 2014
My emotions were very raw, she asked the questions that every interviewer would have, pushing is part of it, she wasnt trying to cause pain.-- Bode Miller (@MillerBode) February 17, 2014