Erin Hamlin Earns Luge World Cup Gold Medal
Remsen's Erin Hamlin has found the podium again, this time as a gold medalist at the Luge World Cup in Germany.
“I had really good training (this week), so I was hopefully going to have decent race runs,’ said Hamlin, who set the track record in Nations Cup qualifying on Friday. “There was nothing specific that I did. The track (here) is always the same. It was in great shape even with the warmer weather we had. It was nice to have decent ice. I got comfortable really fast, after the first or second run. I started to have consistent training. Things just kind of fell together pretty quickly which makes it nice so you’re not cramming to figure your lines out at the last minute.”
Hamlin is in her tenth World Luge Cup season. Her accomplishments and awards include an Olympic bronze medal in Sochi, Russia, six US World titles and a silver medal at the FIL World Cup events in Lake Placid this past December.