Melrose’s Steven Langton and driver Steven Holcomb won a bronze medal Monday in the two-man bobsled at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The two earned the United States first medal in the event since 1952.
The medal winners (results):
Gold, Russia, Aleksandr Zoubkov and Alexey Voevoda
Silver, Switzerland, Beat Hefti and Alex Baumann
Bronze, United States, Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton
Langton and Holcomb won the world championships together in 2012.
They’ll team up with Chris Fogt and Curt Tomasevicz in the four-man event Saturday and Sunday (schedule). The United States four-man team, led by Holcomb, won gold four years ago at the Vancouver games.
Langton’s brother, Chris Langton, is one of two alternates for the team.When Is Melrose’s Steven Langton Competing at the Sochi Olympics? >>