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Remsen's Erin Hamlin finishes sixth in Olympic luge event

Erin Hamlin poses for a portrait at the 2017 Team USA Media Summit Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Central New York’s Olympic hero Erin Hamlin will not take home an individual luge medal in the 2018 winter games.

Posted: Feb. 13, 2018 7:57 AM
Updated: Feb. 13, 2018 10:49 AM

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA – Central New York’s Olympic hero Erin Hamlin will not take home an individual luge medal in the 2018 winter games.

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The Remsen native and 2014 Olympic bronze medalist finished sixth with a cumulative time of 3 minutes, 5.912 seconds over four runs. Germany’s Natalie Geisenberger won the gold medal and Dajana Eitberger the silver, while Canadian Alex Gough took home the bronze.

You can watch the women's luge finals at 3:30 p.m. on WKTV-NBC.

Hamlin, who was Team USA’s flag bearer at this year’s Opening Ceremony, was in fifth place and the top American after the first two runs on Monday. She was 0.045 seconds out of third place going into the final two runs.

Hamlin has said that she plans to retire after this year's Olympics. She will not compete in any additional events at this year's games.

Dozens of Hamlin’s fans woke up before dawn on Monday and Tuesday and gathered at watch parties in Remsen and elsewhere to cheer on their hometown hero.

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