After winning a bronze medal, the American skier Bode Miller could not hold back her tears when the reporter asked him about his deceased brother.
Emotion is always waiting for you at major sports events, and probably a little more at the Olympics. Victory or defeat, disappointment or surprise, athletes work several years to achieve the best possible outcome, and success or failure can be difficult to manage at the moment. And things are getting worse when personal problems getting in on the event.
This was seen journalist Christin Cooper, one of the special envoys of the NBC in Sochi, where currently happening Olympic Winter Games. Yet everything had started quite well yesterday when American Bode Miller had won third in the Super G, finishing 53 hundredths of a second Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud. It has received a bronze medal, as the Canadian Jan Hudec, who signed the same time as him.
“A Difficult Year”
So it was a beautiful moment for American sports fans and skiers, who struggled to contain his emotion on arrival. But questions Christin Cooper have not helped. Indeed, the reporter immediately asked the skier that passed through his mind, given his obvious emotion. “I think a lot of things, obviously. It was a long struggle to get here, and it’s been a tough year,” admitted Bode Miller.
Since April 2013, the skier lost his brother Chelone, died at 29 years of a seizure. Chelone was also a fan of winter sports and was on track to qualify for the Olympics in Sochi in boardercross. A tragedy for Bode Miller, whose wife had a miscarriage a few months earlier, and who had a knee injury a few months ago, forcing him to draw a line on the season.
“It Was Not Entirely His Fault”
These are probably all the events that have returned to the young man’s mind when Christin Cooper interviewed Bode Miller on the fact that he had planned to participate in the Olympics with his brother.
Issues that have affected the skier to the point that he no longer was able to answer and he just lowered his head to cry. On social networks, many have attacked the journalist, who should not have, according to them, the question in this way. But Bode Miller quickly took the floor on Twitter to defend her. “I appreciate the fact that everyone supports me. But be kind Christin Cooper, the emotion was intense and it was not entirely his fault,” has tweeted the skier. Has it “My emotions were on edge, she asked the questions any journalist would put, stress is part of the job, she did not intend to trouble me” said.