WHISTLER, British Columbia — Bode Miller put down one solid slalom run en route to winning the super-combined for his first Olympic gold medal. Now he needs two to make Olympic history.
Miller has one last shot at becoming the first man to win four medals in Alpine skiing at a single Olympics in Saturday's slalom — the final Alpine event of the Vancouver Games.
The American is also striving to become the first skier — man or woman — to win medals in all five Alpine disciplines over the course of a career.
"Slalom is one of those events where there's no margin for error. You've got to go 100 percent," Miller said. "There's no guarantees at all, but that's definitely the goal."
Miller skied the third-fastest run in the slalom leg of the super-combined, but he hasn't won a strictly slalom race in more than five years — since he beat Swiss racer Silvan Zurbriggen by a massive 1.27-second margin in Sestriere, Italy, in December 2004.
Miller has shown other signs of a slalom resurgence, finishing second in Levi, Finland, at the beginning of last season — his only podium result since Sestriere — but as a four-event skier he struggles to find enough training time to compete with the slalom specialists.
On the air
USA 10 a.m - 1 p.m.
Men's curling: Bronze medal game, 10 a.m.
NBC noon - 5 p.m.
Speedskating: Team pursuit; Snowboarding; Cross-country: Women's 30km mass start
CNBC 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Men's curling: Gold medal game, 4 p.m. (live)
NBC 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Figure skating: Champions gala; Alpine skiing: Men's slalom; Men's bobsled; Snowboarding: Men's parallel giant slalom
MSNBC 8 p.m. - 10:30 P.M.
Men's hockey: Bronze medal game, 8 p.m. (live)