Steven Langton

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Steven Langton
Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton 2014.jpg
Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton (right) at the 2014 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1983-04-15) April 15, 1983 (age 32)
Malden, Massachusetts, United States[1]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 105 kg (231 lb)
Sport
Sport Bobsleigh
Club Northeastern

Steven Daniel Langton (born April 15, 1983) is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2007. On February 19, 2012 Steven Langton with pilot Steven Holcomb won the two-man event at the 2012 FIBT World Championships in Lake Placid, New York. This victory marked the first time in the sport's history an American sled had won the event.[2] On February 26, 2012 Langton teamed with pilot Steven Holcomb and push athletes Justin Olsen and Curtis Tomasevicz to claim gold in the four-man event at the 2012 FIBT World Championships. With this victory, Holcomb and his crew became the first American team to win both the two-man and four-man events in the same world championships.

On February 16–17, 2014 Langton teamed with Steven Holcomb to win a bronze medal in the two-man event at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia was held at the Sliding Center Sanki near Krasnaya Polyana, Russia on February 16–17.[3] This medal marked the first time in 62 years an American sled had won a medal in the two-man event. Following this accomplishment, Langton teamed with Steven Holcomb, Curt Tomasevicz and Christopher Fogt to win a bronze medal in the four-man event.[1] With this medal, they became the first American team in 62 years to win an Olympic medal in both the two- and four-man events at the same Olympic Games.

On January 17, 2010 Langton was named to the 2010 United States Olympic Team. He competed in both the two-man and four-man events with pilot, John Napier. Langton finished tenth in the two-man event. Due to injuries that were sustained during USA 2's crash in the second run of the four-man event, Langton and his team did compete on the second day. During the 2010–11 season Langton won the Inaugural World Push Championships held in Cesana Pariol, Italy. He has also won 21 World Cup medals: 11 gold, 7 silver and 3 bronze.

It was announced on January 21, 2015 that Langton would be a cast member on the 26th installment of The Amazing Race on CBS. He was paired with fellow Olympian, American short track speed skater and girlfriend, Alyson Dudek. The season premiered on February 25, 2015. Their season has come to an end in Leg 8 with a 6th Place finish due to being 2nd U-Turned by Laura & Tyler.

Langton attended Northeastern University, in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating cum laude in 2006 with a degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. While at Northeastern, Langton competed in Athletics, excelling in both the 100 m and jumping events. His 100 m best is 10.58 seconds.


Family

Steven Langston's brother, Christopher Langton, is an all-american lacrosse player at Cornell university, and is also apart of the silver bobsledding team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Steve Langton. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "Holcomb and Langton win two-man bobsled title, earn honor". USA Today (Gannett Co. Inc.). February 20, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bobsleigh Schedule and Results". SOOC. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 

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