Bode Miller Pictures Wallpaper And Biography
Samuel Bode Miller, born October 12, 1977, is a World Cup alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team. He was a gold medalist at both the 2010 Olympics and World Championships, and overall World Cup champion in both 2005 and 2008. Bode Miller can therefore be considered one of the most successful male American alpine ski racers of all time, with perhaps only Lindsey Vonn surpassing him. Miller is also considered one of the greatest World Cup racers in history with 33 victories, and is one of only five other men to win World Cup events in each of the five disciplines.
In November 2004, Bode Miller became the fifth and thus far the last man to win World Cup races in all five disciplines: slalom, giant slalom, Super-G, downhill, and combined − and today he is the only ski racer with five or more victories in each discipline. In 2008, Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn won the overall World Cup titles for the first U.S. sweep in 25 years.
To date, Bode Miller has won five medals in the Winter Olympics, which is the most of any U.S. skier − He won two silvers for giant slalom and combined in Salt Lake City in 2002, and a gold for super combined, a silver for Super G and a bronze for downhill in Vancouver in 2010. Bode Miller is one of only five skiers to have won Olympic medals in four different disciplines, matching the feats of Kjetil André Aamodt and female ski racers Anja Pärson, Janica Kostelić, and Katja Seizinger. Bode Miller has also won six discipline World Cups.
On May 12, 2007, Miller broke away from the U.S. Ski Team and raced independently for his personally-financed “Team America” for the 2008 season. This move allowed him more control of his training, equipment, staff, and sponsors. The season was a success with Miller winning his second overall title. However, the next season (2009) was the worst of his career after crashing hard in the Beaver Creek Downhill injuring his heel, and Miller folded “Team America” and departed the 2009 season before it ended. He rejoined the U.S. Ski Team in October 2009.
Miller is generally unpopular with American media reporters who cover skiing. In 2009, one reporter referred to him as “a tedious bore given to statements that smack of hypocrisy.” Another reported that Miller’s behavior had alienated him from “pretty much everyone but those who mindlessly celebrate rebels simply for their rebellion, however misplaced it might be.”
Miller’s autobiography, Bode: Go Fast, Be Good, Have Fun, co-written with his close friend Jack McEnany, was published by Villard/Random House on October 18, 2005. On January 30, 2006 Bode Miller also became the first American alpine skier since Tommy Moe to endorse a video game. This was when Bode Miller Alpine Racing was released for mobile phones. This was quickly followed by Bode Miller Alpine Skiing for PlayStation 2 and Windows.
In 2006 Bode Miller was the subject of a biographical film, Flying Downhill. The film looks at the people and the place Miller comes from, and where exactly each fits within his philosophy.
Bode Miller has used a variety of different skis during his World Cup career. In the beginning it was K2 skis, then he raced on Fischer through the 2002 season. He switched to Rossignol for the next two seasons (2003 & 2004), then to Atomic for the following two (2005 & 2006). In June 2006, he moved over to Head, along with Hermann Maier of Austria and Didier Cuche of Switzerland.
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