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Fairfax's Kohn gets 12th in 2-man bobsled

Chantilly High graduate Mike Kohn drove his sled to 12th place Sunday night as three American teams failed to medal in the two-man Olympic bobsled competition at Whistler Sliding Centre. American driver Steve Holcomb finished sixth, and John Napier, 10th. All three drivers are expecting to fare better in the four-man event later this week.

Kohn and sledmate Nick Cunningham posted a time of 3 minutes, 29.35 seconds over four runs. Kohn, who attended George Mason University and is in Virginia's National Guard, was happy with the performance -- especially given that he had not taken a single run on the track before last week.

"Top 12 at the Olympic Games, there's worse things in the world for a 37-year-old washed up guy," Kohn said. "I feel pretty good. I feel confident on the track, and I got Nick some experience. It's a great day to be out here with my family, representing the Olympic Games.

Germany's Andre Lange claimed his fourth Olympic gold in the event with a four-run total of 3:26.65. Holcomb and Steve Curt Tomasevicz came down in 3:27.94. Napier and Steve Langton finished in 3:29.40.

By Amy Shipley  |  February 22, 2010; 12:05 AM ET
Categories:  Vancouver 2010  
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