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Topic - Erin Hamlin
Kate Hansen will not be competing with USA Luge this coming season, opting instead to focus on academics.
Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin is going to get her home-ice advantage back next season, for at least one weekend.
Several thousand supporters braved single-digit temperatures in Lake Placid on Sunday night as the two-time Winter Olympic village welcomed back 12 members of the Sochi Olympic Team.
Two parades are scheduled this month in the Adirondacks to honor the New York region's athletes who competed at the Sochi Olympics, including medal winners Andrew Weibrecht and Erin Hamlin.
Two parades are scheduled for later this month in the Adirondacks to honor the region's athletes who competed at the Winter Olympics in Russia, including medal winners Andrew Weibrecht and Erin Hamlin.
Within hours of becoming the first American to ever win an Olympic singles luge medal, Erin Hamlin got dozens of invitations to go various places, give some speeches, even appear on a game show.
Erin Hamlin spent more than half her life waiting to become an Olympic medalist.
Erin Hamlin expected an Olympic medal four years ago, and came up empty.
Finally, Olympic gold for Germany's Natalie Geisenberger.
U.S. individual sliders had been fourth on three occasions at the Olympics, but never any better. So every four years, the same question gets asked — when will an American break through? Hamlin, a native of Remsen, N.Y., finally put an end to that.
Erin Hamlin earned the first individual luge Olympic medal in U.S. history, while Kate Hansen finished 10th in her first Olympic luge competition.
The race is for second.
History. It's what German lugers always seem to be making. And it's what Erin Hamlin is chasing.
Courtney Zablocki, fourth. Adam Heidt, fourth. Tony Benshoof, fourth.
Erin Hamlin already has accomplished the unthinkable in the world of luge, so she'll head to the Sochi Olympics with an anything-is-possible mindset and a goal: to make her grandmother proud.
"I think it's awesome and it will be interesting to go back and see everything a year after the Olympics," Hamlin said. "The track is a ton of fun so I'm excited for that. I am a little surprised to see it on the schedule just because we have taken so many trips there over the past two seasons and it is incredibly expensive and difficult to get to."
"I'm always pumped about that," said Hamlin, whose hometown of Remsen, New York, is about a 2-1/2 hour drive from Lake Placid. "My family and friends can come. It's the only time I am on home ice and it happens pretty rarely so I embrace it every time. It also comes with a little bit more pressure though, since it is where I won worlds and I will have to defend my track record. Win or lose though, it is always a blast to race there."