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U.S. two-man bobsled wins first medal since 1952

Steve Holcomb steered the USA-1 two-man sled to its first medal in more than 60 years.
By Gabrielle Levy   |   Feb. 17, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Until Monday, the last time the U.S. won an Olympic medal in two-man bobsled was in 1952.

But after the final sleigh -- Russia, winning gold -- crossed the finish line at the Sanki sliding center at the Sochi Games Monday evening, the long drought had finally been broken.

Steered by Steve Holcomb and pushed by Steven Langston, the United States-1 team won the bronze medal, finishing with a total time of 3:46.27, to beat out the Russia-2 sled by 0.03 seconds to hang onto a spot on the Sochi podium.

Holcomb, who four years ago pushed the U.S. four-man team to the nation's first bobsledding gold since 1948, is considered the world's top two-man driver and the No. 2 driver in four-man.

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