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'Night Train' Gives US 1st 4-Man Gold Since 1948

11:18 PM, Feb 27, 2010   |    comments
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WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) -- Steven Holcomb has driven
USA-1 to the gold medal in four-man bobsledding, ending a 62-year drought for the Americans in the event. 

It was the first gold medal for the U.S. in sliding's signature
race since Francis Tyler won one for the Americans at St. Moritz in 1948. 

Holcomb's four-run time was 3 minutes, 24.46 seconds. 

German legend Andre Lange, who failed to win a gold medal for
the first time in five Olympic events, had a nearly perfect final
run to win the silver in what he says will be his final race. Lange
finished 0.38 seconds behind Holcomb and his team of Justin Olsen, Steve Mesler and Curt Tomasevicz. 

Lyndon Rush drove Canada-1 to the bronze.

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