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Miller emotional after performance

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Bode Miller let his emotions show after a bronze medal performance in the super "G".

The New Hampshire native won a U.S. record 6th alpine medal and afterward talked about the difficulty of losing his brother.

"I don't know if it was really for him but I wanted to come here, and I don't know, I guess make myself proud,” said Miller.

For Miller the trip back to the podium hasn't been easy. He had disappointing finishes in the downhill and super combined earlier in these games.

“I think I am skiing well enough that I could have got a medal today a lot easier in a way, if I had just skied the way that I've been skiing, without mistakes,” said Miller.

On Sunday he almost lost a chance at the medal. He sat down on part of the course, but bounced back. And even he admits with the giant slalom still to come, the key is to ski smarter.

“My skiing is good, I just have to manage the mistakes and today I took a little too much risk. I probably had a little too much emotion in my skiing but you know the GS is going to take some tactics," said Miller.

At age 36, Miller is the oldest alpine skier to ever win an Olympic medal.

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