WHISTLER, British Columbia — Bode Miller chalked up his failure to complete the first run of today’s Olympic giant slalom to his usual high-risk, high-reward skiing style.

“I’m taking more risk than everyone else. That’s partly why I’m able to get medals. It looks easy when you make it,” Miller told The Associated Press in an interview after missing out on becoming the first man to win four Alpine medals at one Winter Games.

“When you crash like today, it’s like, ‘Oh, huh?’ I did a good job today, too,” Miller continued. “I was right there. I was right on the edge.” Earlier at these Olympics, Miller won gold in the super-combined, silver in super-G and bronze in the downhill. He gets one last chance for a fourth medal in Saturday’s slalom.

In today’s race, the 32-year-old from Franconia, N.H., narrowly avoided crashing in the top half of his run, but couldn’t correct his line coming out of a right-hand gate in the second half.

Miller said he hooked his glove on a gate and “that’s all there is to it.” He also told the AP that he had trouble seeing the bumps on the course because of the overcast conditions.

“This light – I knew I had an issue this morning. I’m not one of the better skiers in flat light. I tend to move a lot more,” Miller said. “Some of those guys are so squared up and solid, the bad light doesn’t affect them that bad. … I hit any of those little bumps while I’m moving, if I can’t see them, I blow out.”

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