Bode Miller: Last Shot at Record 4th Olympic Alpine Medal

Apline Skiing - Day 12
Bode Miller of the USA in action before missing a gate during the first run of the Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom on day 12 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Whistler Creekside on February 23, 2010 in Whistler, Canada. (Getty Images)more pics »Bode Miller wants to make Olympic history, and he'll have one more shot to do it today. He wants to be the only man to win 4 medals in Alpine skiing at a single Olympics when he competes on the slalom today. It's the final Alpine event of the Vancouver Games, and he's hoping to make it count big time.

Bode Miller needs one more medal to make history. (Getty)
The pressure's on, and he knows this is an event he has to really nail in order to set the record. He said (via ABC): "Slalom is one of those events where there's no margin for error. You've got to go 100 percent. There's no guarantees at all, but that's definitely the goal."

This is one of the toughest events for Miller, and he needs two solid runs to win a medal against the 15 other skiers in the event.  He said: "I'm trying to come back into what I think is the most challenging event right now. ... I mean, I've been focused on it for a five-event skier, but that doesn't say much really. I don't have a lot of time to throw at it."

If he pulls off a medal, he'll also be the only man or woman to win medals in all 5 Alpine events over the course of his career.

See more pictures of Bode Miller here:
  • Bode Miller in Apline Skiing - Day 12
  • Bode Miller in Apline Skiing - Day 12
  • Bode Miller in Apline Skiing - Day 12
  • Bode Miller in Apline Skiing - Day 12
  • Bode Miller in Apline Skiing - Day 12
  • Bode Miller in Apline Skiing - Day 12
  • Bode Miller in Apline Skiing - Day 12
  • Bode Miller in Apline Skiing - Day 12

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