Skier Bode Miller breaks down during NBC interview

Posted at 8:10 AM, Feb 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-17 08:11:51-05

(CNN) – Kjetil Jansrud of Norway took the gold in super giant slalom. And two athletes from Team USA also got a chance to stand on the podium.

Andrew Weibrecht, 28, hadn’t finished in the top nine in any event since winning a bronze medal in Vancouver — until Sunday, when he surprised observers by winning a silver medal.

An emotional Bode Miller took the bronze on Sunday, giving the U.S. alpine team a boost after days of disappointing results.

Also on the podium beside him? Canada’s Jan Hudec, who tied with Miller.

Competitors set several records during the event, according to Bleacher Report.

Hudec was the first Canadian to win an alpine skiing medal in 20 years.

And Miller, 36, became the oldest alpine Olympic medalist in history.

Twitter was abuzz Sunday night when NBC aired its post-race interview Miller, with many taking reporter Christin Cooper to task for asking Miller several questions about his brother, Chelone, who died last year of an apparent seizure.

Miller began wiping tears from his eyes during the brief interview and ended the interview by dropping his head so the camera could not see his face, apparently too overcome to continue.

Later Miller tweeted himself and urged his fans not to castigate Cooper. “I appreciate everyone sticking up for me. Please be gentle w christin cooper, it was crazy emotional and not all her fault. #heatofthemoment”