The Night Train, the World Champion USA1 4-man Bobsled team, steamed to new heights this weekend, taking the Olympic Gold Medal at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, bringing SpiderTech, sponsor and supplier to the team, along for the ride.
(PRWEB) March 5, 2010 -- The Night Train, the World Champion USA1 4-man Bobsled team, steamed to new heights this weekend, taking the Olympic Gold Medal at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, bringing SpiderTech, sponsor and supplier to the team, along for the ride.
The Night Train crew entered the finals with a lead of 0.40 seconds in a sport measured to the hundredth of a second. Holcomb and his team powered off the blocks in 4.77 seconds and slid across the finish with the fastest time of the third heat, 51.19 seconds, to maintain their lead going into the final run.
“It was anxiousness,” said Mesler about the wait between heats. “We were dying to do it ‘cause we knew it was there. We knew it was going to happen, so we just wanted to get it over with.”
Team Holcomb pushed off the block in 4.76 seconds for a run of 51.52 seconds, third best of the final heat, and was greeted by a deafening roar from the stands as their named appeared at the top of the standings. The Night Train team threw their hands into the air in celebration before greeting family and friends with hugs by the side of the track.
“It’s a real case of mixed emotions”, said Bill Payne, VP Marketing for SpiderTech, a Toronto-based company. “We’re ecstatic for this team, our team, to win this gold medal in Vancouver, and we’re looking forward to working with them in 2011, to help where we can in keeping them on the podium next year.”
USBSF and NUCAP signed a two-year arrangement, and Payne added that his team of physicians look forward to working with the U.S. bobsled and skelet
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