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Hamlin clinches Olympic spot for third time

By WKTV Sports

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) - Germany's Natalie Geisenberger kept her unbeaten World Cup luge season going Saturday night, and Erin Hamlin of the U.S. wrapped up a trip to the Sochi Olympics with a fifth-place finish.
   
Geisenberger finished two runs on the 2010 Vancouver Olympic track in 1 minute, 13.412 seconds to beat Canada's Alex Gough by 0.133 seconds and improve to a perfect 4 for 4 on the circuit this season.
   
Another German, Anke Wischnewski, was third in 1:13.622.
   
By finishing fifth, Hamlin ensured that she will be on the Olympic roster that USA Luge will announce on Dec. 14. Kate Hansen of the U.S. was sixth to greatly improve her Olympic hopes. Also for the Americans, Julia Clukey finished 10th and Summer Britcher was 15th.

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