American Andrew Weibrecht took silver in the super-G event.
Finally, some redemption for the American skiers in the super-G.
While the race was taken by Norway's Kjetil Jansrud with an impressive time of one minute, 18.14 seconds, Americans Andrew Weibrecht and Bode Miller both hit the medal stand.
Weibrecht, the 29th skier on the course, came through with a remarkable run of 1:18.44 and earned the silver medal. While Weibrecht is not one of the most consistent skiers on the tour, he comes through during the Olympics. He took the bronze medal in the event at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
Weibrecht had a chance to take the gold medal, but he was not as strong as Jansrud in the final portion of the course.
Miller set the tone early on in the race, completing his super-G run in 1:18.67. That run held the lead for quite a bit of the first round until Jansrud used a superb performance near the finish to take the lead.
Shortly after Jansrud's run, Miller was tied by Jan Hudec of Canada. That meant both skiers earned a bronze medal, and it was Canada's first men's Alpine skiing medal in 20 years.
Miller's bronze was his sixth Olympic medal. He has won one gold, three silver and two bronze medals.
Gold: Kjetil Jansrud, Norway, 1:18.14
Silver: Andrew Weibrecht, USA, 1:18.44
Bronze: Bode Miller, USA, 1:18.67
Bronze: Jan Hudec, Canada, 1:18.67
Alpine skiing has been a massive disappointment for the American team thus far in Sochi.
The sense heading into the super-G is that anything can happen after seven of the first eight skiers—including six in a row—failed to finish the difficult course in the women's portion of the event.
Bode Miller was expected to contend for a medal in this event prior to the Olympics. But after struggling badly and failing to medal in any of the earlier Alpine events, he is a long shot to reach the podium.
Both Miller and U.S. teammate Ted Ligety seem to be second-guessing themselves. Miller told Reuters' Alan Baldwin that he wishes he had undergone eye surgery before the Olympics. Meanwhile, Ligety said he is having trouble finding a balance between respecting the course and being aggressive.
The favorite for gold is Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal, with Canada's Erik Guay and Austria's Matthias Mayer also expected to contend for medals. Anyone who finishes with a clean run on the oft-slushy slope could pull out a medal, however, so the final results are hard to predict.
Gold: Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway
Silver: Erik Guay, Canada
Bronze: Matthias Mayer, Austria