Bode Miller injured his knee in Sochi, Russia on February 11, 2012. after going off one of the four jumps on the Downhill course but he still ends up getting 4th.
Who is Bode Miller?
Bode is one of the most famous Alpine ski racers in history! He was born on November 12,1977 in Easton, New Hampshire. But he grew up in Franconia, New Hampshire. Bode started skiing when he was three years old at Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire. Bode skied with the staff. But he also enjoyed snowboarding! At 13 he entered in Maine’s Carrabassett Valley Academy to be a ski racer. Bode entered in the 1996 United States Championships at Sugarloaf and made a big impression. At 18 he was 3rd in the Slalom title race. Bode then debuted on the World Cup and got 11th in his first race in the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Bode has won four Olympic sliver medals and one gold.
After his knee injury, Bode tried to race the following week in Bansko, Bulgaria but he realized that he needed Arthroscopic surgery.
“Even though Bode has been extremely motivated to continue out the season and show what he can do by having fun with ski racing, his body just wasn’t able to hold that,” said U.S. Coach Sasha Rearick. “He’s doing the right thing by getting his knee fixed and ready to go for the future.”
Bode was very pleased with his season and looks forward to racing next year. “It was a good season for me. Winning again at Beaver Creek was pretty special and it was cool to get a chance to check out the Olympic hill in Sochi, Russia”, said Bode.