Miller, Bode (Samuel Bode Miller)bōˈdē, 1977–, American skier, b. Easton. N.H. A superb athlete, he joined the U.S. ski team in 1998 and competed in the Olympics for the first time that year. Versatile, fast, and controversial, he is a risk-taker with an unorthodox style; he leans backward, careening from side to side while achieving astonishing speeds, but often loses control, sometimes in spectacular crashes. Miller won the World Cup overall championship in 2005 and 2008 and has amassed 32 World Cup victories, the most ever by an American man. At the Olympics, he won two silver medals (combined and giant slalom) in 2002, failed to win a medal in 2006, and captured gold (combined), silver (super-G), and bronze (downhill) in 2010 to set a career record for an American skier.
See his autobiography (with J. McEnany, 2005).
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Bode Miller from Infoplease:
See more Encyclopedia articles on: Sports: Biographies