polo khaki US bobsled hopes to honor legendary driver
Bobsledder Steven Holcomb poses for a portrait during the Team USA PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics portraits on April 27, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor, the hardest thing is that none of them know bobsled without Steve Holcomb.
“We’re never going to forget him, and he’s left such a legacy and he’s meant so much to all of us. It’s really going to be a difficult Olympics, it’s going to be a difficult season, there’s no way around that,” Taylor explained. four man team nicknamed ‘Night Train’ to a gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and ended a 62 year drought at the time.
Bronze Medallist, USA 1 four man bobsleigh, pilot Steven Holcomb,
pushman Curtis Tomasevicz, pushman Steven Langton and brakeman Christopher Fogt at the Sanki Sliding Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 23, 2014.
And four years later, in Sochi he won bronze in both the two man and four man events.
Holcomb was a giant in the sport, but small on words. bobsledder Nick Cunningham described. “Filling those shoes will never happen, we’ll never ever fill those shoes, but we’re going to try and honor that position and that’s all we can do as a team right now.”
Now his former teammates plan to find ways to honor Steve during the upcoming competitions.
“We all know Steve is with us,” bobsledder Carlo Valdes said.
PyeongChang would have been Holcomb’s last shot at Olympic gold because he was planning on retiring after the 2019 World Cup season. He’s left a big impression on the sport and his teammates too.
“I know how much this sport meant to him,” Elana Meyers Taylor said, “and I know how much he wanted to go onto PyeongChang and try and win a medal and the least we can do is give it all we got and try to move forward from this.”