Erin Hamlin places 7th in World Cup Opener

By ANDREW DONOVAN

IGLS, AUSTRIA (WKTV) - Remsen-native Erin Hamlin placed seventh Saturday in the Women's Luge World Cup Opener in Igls, Austria.

Hamlin posted a total time of 1:19.927 for two rounds. That is just more than half a second from the first place winner.

First place went to Tatjan Hüfner of Germany with 1:19.353. second went to Germany's Anke Wischnewski and third went to Canadian Alex Gough.

The other United States finisher was Ashley Walden who placed 13th.

According to USA Luge, Hamlin led all Nations Cup qualifiers Friday in women’s singles, posting the fastest individual heat ahead of Germany’s Corinna Martini, and was well-positioned for Saturday’s event.

Hamlin is a two-time Olympian and 2009 World Cup Champion. She is looking to regain her trademark consistency after collecting a pair of early bronze medals last season.

Saturday's track, the 1964 and 1976 Olympic track, is shorter, by comparison, to other courses.

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