February 20, 2012 in Sports

Holcomb, king of U.S. bobsleds


Call Steven Holcomb Mr. Icebreaker. Three years ago, Holcomb, the top driver on the U.S. bobsled team, broke a 50-year gold-medal drought for America in four-man competition at the Bobsled World Championships. Two years ago, he won the first four-man Olympic gold for his country since 1948, and on Sunday at Lake Placid, N.Y., he and brakeman Justin Olsen went where no U.S. bobsledder had gone before – to the top of the podium in two-man at worlds. And he did it in a sled he had never raced. “That’s going to take a little while to sink in,” said Holcomb (at right in photo with Olsen). “My world championship medal it had been 50 years. My (Olympic) gold medal was 62 years. And now this – never, ever. This is no years. It’s going to take a little bit to sink in.” – Associated Press

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