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Bode Miller Says He Won't Compete in Slalom

<p>Skier Bode Miller will not race in this week's slalom race.</p>
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Bode Miller of the U.S. clears a gate in a training session.DOMINIC EBENBICHLER / Reuters

The U.S. Ski Team announced Wednesday that skier Bode Miller decided to pull out of the Alpine skiing men's slalom competition scheduled for Saturday at the Sochi Winter Games.

Miller tweaked his surgically repaired left knee during the first run of Wednesday's giant slalom race.

The 36-year-old won a bronze medal in the super-G race in Sochi Sunday, becoming the oldest man in Olympic history to win an Alpine skiing medal.

"I've been getting a lot of old jokes lately,'' he told TODAY. "I suppose I deserve them, I've been around a long time."

Miller, who has won six Olympic medals throughout his career, is the most decorated American skier.

Miller's teammate, Ted Ligety, won Olympic gold in the giant slalom.