=== Bode bombs again; Ligety, too ===
Sestriere, Italy (Sports Network) - There will be no medal in the 2006
Olympics for American skier Bode Miller after he missed a gate early in the
first run of the slalom.
Miller, a two-time silver medal winner at the Salt Lake Games four years ago,
finished the Torino Games 0-for-5. His best finish was fifth in the downhill
on the first Sunday of the Games.
Following the downhill, Miller was disqualified from the combined event for
straddling a gate in the first slalom run after he had posted the best time in
the downhill portion of the event.
He then crashed through a gate during the super-G and failed to finish that
race, but was sixth in the giant slalom on Monday.
Earlier this week, Miller apparently twisted an ankle playing basketball, but
the U.S. ski team said it was not a significant injury.
Miller was 16th out of the gate Saturday afternoon and was just one of many
skiers that had difficulty with the course.
Included was American Ted Ligety, who won a gold medal in the combined event
Ligety was second when he crossed the finish line Saturday, but it was ruled
that he missed a gate during the run and was subsequently disqualified.
02/25 09:41:05 ET