Every day NBC 7 will provide a quick look at the key events of the day as well as the local athletes who will be competing. Here’s our “San Diego Athletes to Watch” for Sunday, Feb. 9:
Sunday’s events started off at the Rosa Khotur Alpine Resort with the women’s snowboarding slopestyle event.
American Jamie Anderson is and has been the most dominant woman to ride a slopestyle course for the past six years and on Sunday she delivered under pressure, earning Team USA the gold medal in the debut event.
However, he failed to reach the medal stand, ending instead in 8th place.
Miller was one of the fastest skiers on the top section but lost speed when he hit a gate on a right turn a bit further down.
"It's tough. I was looking to win," Miller said. "I thought I had a good chance at it. I was well-prepared."
The five-time Olympian, who once lived on his boat in San Diego Bay, will compete next in the super-combined on Feb. 14.
Olympic Training Center athlete and two-time World Cup silver medalist Chris Mazdzer didn't earn a place in the top 10, let alone a plae on the podium. He finished 13th in the men's single luge event Sunday.
The closest the U.S. lugers have gotten to the medal stand in the event is fourth place.
Anders Johnson Tweeted out an image of his preparation the night before his jump.
Johnson spent some time with the athletes and staff at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center before heading to Sochi, Russia.
However, neither he nor teammate Peter Frenette, who also spent some time training here, were able to advance to the finals, earning the 47th and 45th spots in the 1st round.
In figure skating, ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White helped the U.S. win the bronze medal in the team figure skating competition with a flawless performance.
Watch the highlights on NBC 7 daytime Olympic programming beginning at 2 p.m. PT with the team event part of the prime time coverage starting at 8 p.m. PT.
Other final events include the women’s biathlon and the men’s cross-country skiathlon.