22 Facts About Steve Holcomb

1. Steve Holcomb recently competed at the 2014 Sochi Olympics in both the two-man and four-man bobsled, where he and Steve Langton won the Bronze Medal in the two-man competition.

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2. Steve Holcomb spoke candidly about his depression in his 2012 autobiography But Now I See: My Journey From Blindness to Olympic Gold.

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3. Steve Holcomb joined the US Army World Class Athlete program in 1999 and served as a member of the Utah National Guard until he was honorably discharged in 2006.

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4. Steve Holcomb qualified for the USA-1 bobsled team for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and did not disappoint.

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5. Steve Holcomb proved he was still on top of his game by winning both the two—and four-man events at the 2012 World Championships in Lake Placid.

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6. Steve Holcomb made his Winter Olympics debut at the 2006 Games in Turin, Italy, then won both the two-man and combined World Cup titles in 2007.

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7. Steve Holcomb was going blind before he had the procedure that has since been renamed in his honor, and Schaefer and Holcomb's eye surgeon, Brian Boxer Wachler, have been in South Korea trying to raise awareness and funds for the "Giving Vision—Steven Holcomb Legacy Foundation.

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8. Steve Holcomb suffered from Keratoconus, a disease that impacts the outer lens of the eye, causing distortion, multiple images, glares and halos.

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9. Steve Holcomb was from Park City, Utah, while his funeral took place in Lake Placid, New York.

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10. Steve Holcomb was found dead on May 6, 2017 at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York.

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11. Steve Holcomb tried to do too much with a second-and-15 pass that got picked by safety Mike Logan.

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12. Steve Holcomb was found dead in his room at the US Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York, on May 6, 2017.

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13. Steve Holcomb attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

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14. Steve Holcomb served as a soldier in the Utah Army National Guard for seven years, from March 1999 until July 2006.

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15. Steve Holcomb qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, in both the two-man and four-man bobsled.

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16. Steve Holcomb won the 2007 and 2010 Combined World Cup titles, and the 2010 4-Man World Cup title.

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17. Steve Holcomb became the first American man to win the Two-Man World Cup title.

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18. Steve Holcomb won the 2007 Two-man World Cup title, won the 2007 combined World Cup title, and finished second in the 2007 Four-Man World Cup standings.

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19. Steve Holcomb won four medals at the FIBT World Championships: a gold and three bronzes (two-man: 2009, mixed team: 2008, 2009).

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20. Steve Holcomb left the military with an honorable discharge in June 2006, and competed on the World Cup circuit.

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21. Steve Holcomb finished in eighth place and was invited to stay for an additional week to train with the National Team.

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22. Steve Holcomb was born in Park City, Utah, where his mother would take him skiing at every opportunity.

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