Published on NewsOK Modified: February 18, 2014 at 4:09 am •  Published: February 18, 2014

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton's bronze medal in the two-man bobsled was the first American medal in the event since 1952. And it's not the first time Holcomb has snapped a 62-year drought.

In Vancouver, Holcomb's gold medal in the four-man was the first American Olympic championship in that event in 62 years.

"I'm going to head to Vegas after the games and put all my money on 62," Holcomb, who is from Park City, Utah, joked on Tuesday.

Holcomb overcame a degenerative eye condition that threatened to blind him to chase medals, so he's used to defying long odds.

There's just one problem this time around. The roulette wheel only goes up to 36.

— By Jon Krawczynski — Twitter


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