The February 2018 Winter Olympics is only 83 days away!
Erin Hamlin of Remsen, an Olympic bronze medalist and three time Olympian, is preparing for the possibility of another Olympic games competing in luge. Hamlin is the most decorated U.S. singles slider in history, and with her bronze medal will in 2014 she became the first U.S. singles luger to earn an Olympic medal.
Hamlin wrote a blog for TeamUSA.org about her training season and prep for the upcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. She recently spent some in PyeongChang, practicing the Olympic luge course and its challenging 17 curves. If she makes the Olympic team, this will have been her only chance to test the equipment and the course ahead of the games in February, where she's allowed only six practice runs.
"The track itself has proven more challenging than anticipated for me, so figuring out how to go fast was momentarily put on the back burner, as I was more concerned with making it down clean!," Hamlin wrote in the blog. "The infamous curve nine (see my video!), frustrating yet doable, and curve 15, which very often catches you completely off guard, had me in check for the first handful of training sessions. At a time when the main goal was testing equipment and finding speed, for me getting comfortable was far more important."
To read Hamlin’s full blog for TeamUSA.org, click here.