Steven Langton, one of four Americans to earn multiple medals at the Sochi Olympics, is coming out of retirement to try to make the Olympic bobsled team for a third time.
“Three years ago in Sochi, I accomplished the first dream I can ever remember having,” was posted on Langton’s social media on Wednesday. “Over the past few weeks I’ve realized that I still have one more Olympics left in me.”
Langton, 33, took bronze in the two-man and four-man in Sochi, pushing for Steven Holcomb, and announced his retirement in November 2015. The Sochi Winter Games were his last competition.
The bobsled season is near its end, meaning Langton won’t jump back into a competition sled until the fall.
He will instantly become the veteran of the push athlete roster. None of the U.S. push athletes in World Cup competition this season have Olympic experience.
Langton’s friend and Your Daly Nitro partner, skeleton athlete John Daly, also ended his retirement this season.Follow @nzaccardi
Three years ago in Sochi, I accomplished the first dream I can ever remember having. Over the past few weeks I've realized that I still have one more Olympics left in me. Now, with exactly #1YearToGo, I know it’s time for me to step up and help my @USABS teammates stand on top of the podium in #PyeongChang2018. The passion is there, the fire is still burning, and I’m coming back to do exactly that. Let’s go, @TeamUSA. #roadtopyeongchang