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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers took a break from their usual business on Monday afternoon to honor an Olympic bobsled medalist.

Park City native Steven Holcomb took home two bronze medals from this year's games in Sochi, Russia.

Holcomb on Monday walked out on the House floor with a welcome from Ogden Republican House Majority Leader Brad Dee.

Holcomb this month became the first U.S. bobsled driver in over 60 years to win two medals in the same games.

He also has a gold medal from the Vancouver games in 2010.

St. George Republican Rep. Steve Urquhart sent a tweet earlier in the day saying that if Utah were a country, it would have placed in the top ten for its medal count.

Holcomb was also honored on the Utah Senate floor Monday.

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