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Bode Miller nearly loses super G medalOnly hours after winning the super-G gold medal, American Bode Miller lost it. The 27-year-old discovered the medal was missing after celebrating his victory at the U.S.A House, quarters rented by the team for P.R. and R and R throughout the championships.
“The medal was in Bode’s jacket and his jacket disappeared,” said the U.S. men’s head speed coach John McBride. “Someone eventually returned the medal to the bartender. A team member then retrieved it. But the jacket is gone.”
It isn’t the first time Miller has lost a medal. He also lost his gold medal from the combined event at the 2003 worlds in St. Moritz, Switzerland, which he used to anchor a faulty toilet seat in his apartment in Patsch, Austria.
“It was holding up our toilet seat for a little while because it’s one of those seats that keeps falling down,” Miller recalled. “So we taped it to the top and flopped it over like a weight so it was holding the toilet seat. I just don’t know where it went after that.”
“It doesn’t surprise me,” McBride said. “He doesn’t care about material stuff too much. He doesn’t go home and hold his trophies and cherish them.
Â¶ “Rather, he cherishes the feeling of the day he won them.”