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Team USA Bags More Medals, Tops Olympic Leader Board

Among Team USA's accolades on Wednesday, Feb. 19, there was a double medal in women's bobsled, a first for American Olympic history



    Team USA Bags More Medals, Tops Olympic Leader Board
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    NBC4's Whit Johnson wrangled interviews in Sochi's Olympic Park, while U.S. Olympians, including the women's bobsled teams and alpine ski racer Ted Ligety, inked their names in Olympic history books Wednesday, Feb. 19.

    Closing in on the final stretch of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, Team USA boasts a narrow lead in the medals race. With 23 medals under their belts -- including seven gold, five silver and 11 bronze -- the Americans stand atop the leader board, with the Russian Federation and Netherlands close behind at 22 medals apiece.

    American athletes on Wednesday added three medals to their hardware collection, grabbing gold, silver and bronze in men's giant slalom and women's bobsled.

    The women's double victory marked a first in Team USA Olympic history, and Ted Ligety carved his own place in the record books by becoming the first man to win gold in men's giant slalom and "super combined" -- the latter happened in 2006.

    NBC4's Whit Johnson was on hand to chat with some of the Olympians and reported on bobsledding and ice dancing. Below is a digital scrapbook:

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