Bode Miller Dead Brother: Olympic Skier Breaks Down After Being Asked If His Medal Was Meant For Chelone [VIDEO]
Olympic skier Bode Miller was brought to tears during an interview with NBC after he was asked about his deceased brother.
The athlete, who came back from knee surgery, was at the Alpine Skiing Men's Super-G competition on Sunday when he was asked what was going through his mind after his win.
"It's incredible," he said. "To be on the podium, it was big day for me. Emotionally, I had a lot riding on it."
Miller then mentioned how the race has a connection to his brother Chelone, who passed away last year from a seizure.
"With my brother passing away, I really wanted to come back here and race the way he sends it," Miller said. "So this was a little different."
The interviewer then asked Miller whether or not his medal was for his brother. The question made the skier tear up.
"I mean, I don't know if it's really for him, but I wanted to come here and I don't know, I guess make myself proud," he said.
By the end of the interview, Miller couldn't answer anymore questions as he bent down in tears.
After Miller's brother died last April, he spoke out to The Ski Channel about how much he's going to miss him.
"He loved life so much; It made him easy to love and easy to be around," he said. "I'm going to miss him a lot."