After disappointing showings in both the men’s downhill and super-combined, it was finally U.S. Alpine skier Bode Miller‘s time to shine on Sunday at the Winter Olympics, capturing a bronze medal in the super-G.
Sunday’s event marked one of the last real opportunities for Miller to earn hardware in Sochi, and he did just that: With a final time of 1:18.67 — among his strongest performances at the 2014 Games — Miller earned his sixth Olympic medal. And, at 36 years old, he also became the oldest Alpine skier in Olympics history to medal.
Of course, Miller will share his long-awaited spot on the podium with Canadian skier Jan Hudec, after the two men tied in the super-G event. They came in behind Kjetil Jansrud of Norway and Andrew Weibrecht of the U.S. (who earned gold and silver, respectively).
Meanwhile, there must be something in the Netherlands’ drinking water: For the third time in the Sochi Games, Dutch speed skaters swept the podium, led today by gold medalist Jorien ter Mors and her teammates in the 1,500-meter final. Not only was ter Mors’ time the best of the event, but it broke a record formerly held by Germany’s Anni Friesinger at the 2002 Salt Lake City games.
What was your favorite moment from Sunday’s winter games? Are you eagerly anticipating Monday’s ice dance final, which could (finally!) put U.S. skaters Meryl Davis and Charlie White at the top of the podium? Sound off in the comments!Follow @rebeccaiannucci