With the spotlight focused on Lindsey Vonn, her U.S. teammates skied as if they had nothing to lose—and turned in a performance for the ages. Bode Miller (left), who had bombed at Turin in 2006, rededicated himself this season and raced with joy and abandon. A brilliant run in the downhill on Day 4 earned him a bronze medal—he missed gold by a mere .09 of a second in the closest downhill in Olympic history—and he later solidified his legacy as America's greatest skier ever with a silver in the Super G (just ahead of his teammate, surprise bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht) and a gold in the super combined. "It felt like the Olympics," Miller said after the downhill. "That was the feeling I was searching for." Julia Mancuso (above) spent the past several years in Vonn's shadow despite having won a gold medal at Turin, but at Whistler she lived up to her big-race reputation, taking silver medals in the downhill and the super combined. Said Mancuso, "I [wanted] to prove to myself and everyone else that I can still do it."