facebook
twitter
search
search

Miller again fastest on Olympic downhill course

Feb. 8, 2014 at 1:33 PM

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- American Bode Miller had the fastest training run Saturday on the eve of the Olympic downhill, traditionally one of the highlights of the Winter Games.

It was the second time in three tries that Miller had turned in the quickest time on the downhill course, which was covered by a crust of ice for the closing round of practice.

Advertisement

Although he said he did not plan to go full speed in the training run, Miller wound up .66 of a second faster than Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway.

Miller thus will be the decided favorite when the race is held Sunday.

He is seeking his sixth Winter Olympics medal and his second gold. Miller, however, has yet to win the downhill.

He will be the 13th skier down the course Sunday. American Steven Nyman will go down the mountain first.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
WATCH: Umpire exits after hit in head with bat
Michael Jordan vetoed a Tracy McGrady for Scottie Pippen trade
WATCH: Irish soccer fans dent car roof, immediately fix it
Paulina Gretzky's dress upstages Dustin Johnson's U.S. Open win
Swedish soccer player removed from game for farting
Videos