Steven Holcomb

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Steven Holcomb
Steven Holcomb at 2010 Winter Olympics 2010-02-27.JPG
Holcomb at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Personal information
Nickname(s)Holky, Holcomb, Steve
NationalityUnited States
Born(1980-04-14)April 14, 1980
Park City, Utah
DiedMay 6, 2017(2017-05-06) (aged 37)
Lake Placid, New York
ResidenceColorado Springs, Colorado
Lake Placid, New York
Park City, Utah
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
WebsiteTeam Holcomb
Sport
Country United States
SportBobsleigh pictogram.svgBobsleigh
TeamUS National Team
Turned pro1998
Coached byBrian Shimer
Achievements and titles
World finals2012 FIBT World Champion 4-Man
2012 FIBT World Champion 2-Man
2012 FIBT World Champion Team Event
2009 FIBT World Champion 4-Man
Olympic finals2014 – Bronze Medal 4-man
2014 – Bronze Medal 2-man
2010 – Gold Medal 4-man
2010 – 6th place 2-man

2006 – 6th place 4-man
2006 – 14th 2-man

Steven Holcomb (April 14, 1980 – May 6, 2017) was an American bobsledder. She competed from 1998 until his death in 2017.[1][2] At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver, he won the 4-man bobsled event for the United States, its first gold medal in that event since 1948.[3] At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, he finished sixth in the four-man event and 14th in the two-man event.[4][5]

Holcomb attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).[6]

Holcomb was found dead in his room at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York, on May 6, 2017. He was 37.[7] A preliminary report from the local coroner said that Holcomb died in his sleep from a possible case of pulmonary congestion, with further tests still waiting.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Steven Holcomb" (PDF). Men's Bobsled Biographies. U.S. Bobsled & Skeleton Federation. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-10-12.
  2. "Holcomb, Steven (USA)". Results Database. WIGE MEDIA AG. 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-12.
  3. "U.S. claims first four-man gold medal since 1948". Winter Olympic Games 2010 Results. 2010-02-27. Archived from the original on 2010-03-02. Retrieved 2010-02-27.
  4. Krastev, Todor (2006-02-27). "Bobsleigh Fours Olympic Games 2006 Torino (ITA) – Saturday 25.02 Cesana Pariol". Winter Olympic Games 2006 Results. Retrieved 2007-10-12.
  5. Krastev, Todor (2006-02-20). "Bobsleigh Doubles Olympic Games 2006 Torino (ITA) – Sunday 19.02 Cesana Pariol". Winter Olympics Games 2006 Results. Retrieved 2007-10-12.
  6. Wendell, Bryan (14 February 2014). "Half of Team USA's 'Night Train' bobsled team are Eagle Scouts". Bryan on Scouting.
  7. Wharton, David. "U.S. bobsledding star Steve Holcomb found dead in room at Olympic training center". latimes.com.
  8. "Coroner diagnoses pulmonary congestion in report on bobsled legend Steven Holcomb's untimely death", USA Bobsled & Skeleton, May 7, 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]

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