Bode Miller references Harding-Kerrigan fiasco

Bode Miller is using the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan fiasco to

illustrate his point that medals aren’t everything.

Asked to discuss his own Olympic legacy after winning a

U.S.-record third career Alpine medal Monday, Miller made an

off-the-cuff reference to the infamous episode in 1994, when

Harding’s husband helped plan an assault on figure skating rival

Kerrigan at the U.S. national championships ahead of the

Lillehammer Games.

“You don’t want to go the Tonya Harding route of winning

medals,” Miller said. “If you wanted just strictly to win medals,

you could go through a whole long start list of racers and just go

to their house in the offseason – break a leg here, pull out a

shoulder socket there – and you’d probably have a whole bunch of

medals.”