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Alex Deibold on winning bronze as underdog: 'I've always believed in myself'

Alex Deibold has come a long way since Vancouver, where four years ago he served as a wax technician for the U.S. Olympic snowboarders.On Tuesday, he was the only American standing on the podium at the Sochi Games, after earning a bronze medal in snowboardcross. Watch the video: Alex Deibold on TODAY"I've always believed in myself,'' he said on TODAY Wednesday, where he appeared to talk about his
U.S. snowboardcross bronze medalist Alex Deibold on TODAY.
U.S. snowboardcross bronze medalist Alex Deibold on TODAY.Today

Alex Deibold has come a long way since Vancouver, where four years ago he served as a wax technician for the U.S. Olympic snowboarders.

On Tuesday, he was the only American standing on the podium at the Sochi Games, after earning a bronze medal in snowboardcross. 

Watch the video: Alex Deibold on TODAY

"I've always believed in myself,'' he said on TODAY Wednesday, where he appeared to talk about his underdog run to a medal, and what he learned from his experience in Vancouver after failing to qualify for the Olympic team in 2010. "I knew I could do it." 

Alex Deibold's aunt and uncle and a host of supporters from New Haven, Conn., showed their pride in their hometown star after his bronze-medal performance in snowboardcross.Today

Deibold also got a taste of home when his aunt and uncle, who own a pizzeria in his hometown of New Haven, Conn., gathered with other supporters to cheer his medal-winning performance and even cook up a special Olympics pizza for him. Watch the interview here, and see his appearance on TODAY's Take.