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Holcomb first Utah native with two Winter Games medals

With his bronze medal in the two-man bobsled event Monday, Park City's Steven Holcomb became the second Utah-born athlete to have won two or more Olympic medals.

He's the first Winter Games athlete to do so and the first multiple medalist who was born and grew up in Utah. Salt Lake City native Dorothy Poynton Hill, a four-time medalist in diving, was raised mostly in southern California, becoming an Olympian at age 13.

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Holcomb can add to his collection in the four-man bobsled finals Sunday.

Among other gold medalists with strong Utah ties, 2014 champions Sage Kotsenburg and Kaitlyn Farrington were born in Idaho and basketball player Natalie Williams was born in California.

So here's the updated list of native Utahn medalists:


Alma Richards, track and field, 1912.

Lee Stratford Barnes, track and field, 1924.

Dorothy Poynton Hill, diving, 1932 and '36.

Cael Sanderson, wrestling, 2004.

Ted Ligety, skiing, 2006.

Steven Holcomb, bobsled, 2010.

Joss Christensen, skiing, 2014.


Harold Blaine Lindgren, track and field, 1964.

Jan Bucher, skiing (ballet), 1988.

Jeffrey Gray Campbell, water polo, 1988.

Courtney Johnson, water polo, 2000.


Dorothy Poynton Hill, diving, 1928, '36.

Jack Horsley, swimming, 1968.

Denise Parker, archery, 1988.

Steven Holcomb, bobsled, 2014.

Source: U.S. Olympic Committee.

- Kurt Kragthorpe

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