Transcript for Bode Miller Thinking of Brother Before Bronze Medal Run
because all-time olympic skiing great bode miller becoming the oldest alpine skiing medalist with that win on the super-g over the weekend. He still has two events to go and robin has a terrific interview but first ABC's Matt Gutman. Reporter: When bode miller flung himself down the hill on the super-g on Sunday he didn't ski like old man winter, more like a daredevil teenager. The 36-year-old nearly crashing but holding on to tie for the bronze. With an olympic career spanning 16 years, he would become the oldest alpine skier to medal in the olympics. He wasn't thinking about that. You know, my brother passing away I really wanted to come back here and race, you know, the way he sends it. Reporter: On the soft snow came the hard memories of his brother known as chilly, an olympic hopeful in snowboarding who died suddenly last April of a seize you are. He told "Access Hollywood" thinking of him. I talk and said I know you're with me, you know, let's make it count and really kind of special to have that. Reporter: His wife Morgan. My wife is critical for me. Reporter: A professional volleyball player tend early comforting him. He's won six medals in five olympics answer jokes he's an old man but not through yet. Two events left here. The giant slalom an event he won silver in 2002 in Salt Lake City and the slalom in which he's never medaled as rumors swirl this may be his last olympics. For "Good morning America," Matt Gutman, ABC news, sochi. Our thanks to Matt Gutman and bode miller now joining us in sochi and I have to bode, I hope you hear the cheers stateside very excited you added to your medal count and especially coming off last season which you sat out the whole season because of an injury how have you been able to come back as you have, bode? There was a real question mark I think for myself and everyone else especially coaches and staff and that surgery that I had, the micro fracture is really pretty fickle. Especially at my age and with the abusive's had on my body and knees, so coming back out of that and I did have -- I had a good amount of time which makes a huge difference, I didn't have to rush things a little bit and I think that really made a huge difference for me to come into the olympics ready. It was really kind of a focused goal for about two years and that, you know, that allowed me to be patient and take things slow enough to avoid the real risk of injury. Right. And you have two more events to go. Two more to go. How are you preparing and how are the conditions? I don't know if you can see right now, it's not very good. It's pouring rain. We were up skiing this morning and it was -- it was pouring rain on the bottom and then freezing rain in the middle and then snowing really hard at the top with just the bottom lift so, you know, we have a tough sport. Outdoor sports are a little different and, you know, it's really about how you adjust to those conditions and that's one of the things I was pretty prepared for coming in here is I felt like I was ready to use my experience to make those adjustments and, you know, tomorrow will be a real test. Yeah, it's odd to see all those umbrellas behind you right now instead of seeing snow falling and the rain falling like that. Hey, bode, you know there's been a lot of focus on the emotion that you have shown going through what you have this past year. How comfortable are you with the focus being on how emotional you have been, some of the focus? I've kind of been used to having things picked apart and, you know, I feel -- I feel really lucky that people got the right -- you know, got the right idea that I wasn't sad about my medal, I was just overwheped with emotion about everything and those moments kind of -- they sneak up on you sometimes. I really -- I don't think it was Christin cooper's fault and don't blame NBC I just think it was a heavy moment for me. I've had a long career and a lot of work to get to where I am and come back with all the uncertainty and have things fall into place and then, you know, just the slightest mention of kind of the loss of my brother was enough to really just open the floodgates. You have been comforted by having your wife there who is a heck of an athlete herself. Now, she's kind of mentioned that this may not be your last olympic days. That you may be back for another one. True? Yeah, I mean it's -- I just don't really have much certainty about much, I think, in in terps Ms of my athletics. I tried to quit and here I am. I try not to make digs until I know what they are. I still love skiing and I'm still fit and mentally I feel like I'm capable of winning so if my body holes together, you know, you never know if I'll be around still but, you know, it's tough. It's a long ways. I'll be 40 years old and I feel pretty old right now. Fifth -- fifth olympics. Incredible. Incredible when you think about it and how -- One of the all-time greats and has been very kind and generous to Christin cooper, the reporter. He's known her for a long time and said to people, please, it wasn't her fault. And he really has defended her a great deal. He has and being gentlemanly about it, come on back, bode, 40 is nothing.
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