Throughout the Alpine World Ski Championships in the Vail Valley in the first half of this month there was some awe inspiring skiing on display. There were also some big crashes.
Two races, one medal for Lindsey Vonn. Not gold, either, but bronze. This wasn’t exactly the start the skier from nearby Vail was hoping for at the world championships in front of a home crowd.
Bode Miller said if his crash at the world championships was indeed his last race he’s all right with that because his career has been “an amazing ride.”
Bode Miller had surgery to fix a torn right hamstring tendon he suffered in a super-G crash Thursday and will miss the rest of the world championships.
Bode Miller smacked a gate so hard he crashed, opening a deep gash on his right calf. Kjetil Jansrud later hit another panel and had to have his left shoulder checked out.
Bode Miller hit his left arm on a gate, spun backward and lost both skis in a crash during the super-G Thursday at the world championships.
The men’s super-G race at the world championships has been postponed a day to Thursday because of too much snow on the course.
The Alpine director of the U.S. Ski Team has a healthy — and extremely confident — Lindsey Vonn for the world championships next week in Beaver Creek, Colorado. One of the best slalom skiers in teenager Mikaela Shiffrin, too.
At times, Bode Miller’s surgically repaired back makes him feel like he’s “balancing two pool balls on top of each other.”
Six-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller remains “optimistic” about a January return after undergoing surgery last month to fix a disk in his back.