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Erin Hamlin

Erin Hamlin
Hamlin in February 2010
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Born November 19, 1986 (1986-11-19) (age 28)

Erin Mullady[1] Hamlin (born 19 November 1986) is a three-time Olympian[2] and the first female American luger to medal at any Winter Olympics, as well as the first American of either gender to medal in singles competition.[3][4] She took the singles bronze medal in Sochi's 2014 Winter Olympics, something the Associated Press called "a feat that will surely go down as perhaps the greatest moment in USA Luge history".[5]

Having opened her luging career in 2005, her first major international victory was the gold medal in the women's singles event at the 2009 FIL World Luge Championships in Lake Placid, New York. This marked the first time in 99 races that a German woman was not the top finisher.[6]

Hamlin finished 12th in the women's singles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. She was selected in December 2009 to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. In the games, Hamlin placed 16th in the luge competition, coming in as the highest placed American in the event.[2]

A native of Remsen, New York, Hamlin also makes her home in Lake Placid. She is the daughter of Eileen and Ronald Hamlin who both reside in Remsen.

In 2009, Hamlin became a spokesperson for the National Headache Foundation in the wake of her suffering migraine headaches.[2]

References

  1. ^ Hamlin, Erin (February 1, 2014). "What is your middle name?". twitter.com. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Johnson, Sandra (December 30, 2013). "2014 Winter Olympics:Erin Hamlin, Three-Time Luge Olympian". yahoo.com. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ John, Arit (February 11, 2014). "Erin Hamlin Makes Olympic History, Wins America's First Luge Singles Medal". thewire.com. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ Estrada, Chris (February 11, 2014). "Erin Hamlin's bronze is first U.S. medal in singles luge". olympictalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Geisenberger wins women's luge gold; Hamlin takes historic bronze for U.S.". Associated Press (Krasnaya Polyana, Russia). 11 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  6. ^ American Erin Hamlin Edges German Women to Win Luge SI.com, February 6, 2009

External links

  • Official website
  • 2006 luge women's singles results
  • FIL-Luge profile
  • United States Olympic Committee profile
  • USA Luge.org profile
  • Yahoo! Sports profile for the 2006 Winter Olympics at the Wayback Machine (archived October 15, 2012)
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