Bode Miller cried during an emotional interview after the Olympian took home the Alpine event in the Sochi Olympics. The 36-year-old speed skier won the bronze in the super-G event and marked him as the oldest winner in history.
Walking away in tears after his interview at the Sochi Games, Miller has come from hard times over the past several years. The professional athlete endured a severe knee injury just last year and also went through the emotional trauma of losing his younger brother in April. The win serves as a vindication for the American skier.
During his interview, Bode Miller told reporters:
“Losing my brother this last year was really hard for myself, my family, our sort of whole community. It was just, year, a lot of emotion…That was one of the times where it kind of sunk in…where you look at your body of work – of basically my adult life – in a phrase or in one sort of visual context the way it was with my trophies, it sort of makes it a little more raw for you emotionally. “
Miller, who typically avoids any emotional input during the games, let it all come out during his interview. The medalist could not control his emotion as he was seen wiping tears from his face during and after the live interview.
Why Bode Miller Cried in Emotional Interview After Winning Alpine in Sochi Olympics.