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American Skiers Capture Silver, Bronze in Super-G

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014  |  Updated 4:19 AM EDT
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Bronze medalist Bode Miller of the United States (L) and silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht of the United States celebrate during the flower ceremony for the Alpine skiing men's Super-G on Day 9 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

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Kjetil Jansrud won the fourth straight Olympic super-G gold medal for Norway on Sunday, topping an early run by Bode Miller and then watching a late charge from Andrew Weibrecht fall just short.

Jansrud finished the choppy course in 1 minute, 18.14 seconds to help his country maintain its dominance in the Olympic men's event. Starting 29th, Weibrecht flew down the hill and wound up second, 0.30 seconds behind.

Miller, Weibrecht's American teammate, and Jan Hudec of Canada tied for third. Miller is the oldest Alpine skier to medal at 36.

This was Miller's sixth Olympic medal, moving him two behind the all-time Alpine leader Kjetil Andre Aamodt.

Norway has long ruled this Olympic discipline, with Aamodt winning in 2002 and '06, and Aksel Lund Svindal in 2010. Svindal struggled on Sunday and finished seventh place.

Weibrecht won the bronze in the super-G in 2010, but has been besieged by injuries ever since. He's never even been on the podium in a World Cup race.

"It's unbelievable. I came down and knew I skied well. I knew I had a good run," Weibrecht said. "I came through the finish and appreciated my run. Then I took a couple of seconds and looked at the time, I saw two and looked away. I looked again and was like, 'You've got to be kidding me.'"

Miller wasn't surprised. He half expected Weibrecht to make a charge, even with the course running quite a bit slower at the bottom.

"With Andrew at the start, I was like, 'There's a good chance he wins this run right now,'" said Miller, who captured silver in the super-G in Vancouver. "To be on the podium, it's a really big day for me. Emotionally, I had a lot riding on it. I'm super, super happy."

Miller surpassed one of Aamodt's marks, though, becoming the oldest skier to capture a medal. Aamodt was just over 34 when he won in 2006.

It's been a big Olympics for Jansrud, who also won bronze in the downhill.

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