Larry's Look | Bobsledder Steven Holcomb preps for Sochi

Larry's Look | Bobsledder Steven Holcomb preps for Sochi

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 4 at 10:22 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Steve Holcomb began the sport of bobsled in 1998.

In 2002 he began driving and reached the podium in eight out of eight races on the America's Cup circuit.

He placed 14th in two-man and sixth in four-man at the 2006 Olympic Games in Torino, Italy before claiming both the two-man and combined World Cup titles in 2007 to kickstart his winning career.

At the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Holcomb won the 4-man bobsled event for the United States, its first gold medal in that event since 1948.

At the Sochi Olympic, he can become the first American since Billy Fiske in 1928 and 1932 to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in four-man bobsled, the first American in 78 years to win two-man gold and the first American in history to sweep both Olympic bobsled golds in the same year.

This morning on Larry’s Look, Steve talked to us from where he’s training in Munich, Germany. 

He talked about the chance for more gold for the United States plus a connection he has to the Charlotte area, and how important that connect is to the American bobsled team.
 

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