Remsen's Erin Hamlin qualifies for 4th Olympics

According to a report from TeamUSA.org, Hamlin officially qualified for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Posted: Nov. 26, 2017 10:36 AM
Updated: Feb. 9, 2018 8:41 AM

WINTERBURG, GERMANY - Remsen native and bronze medalist Erin Hamlin is going to another Olympics.

According to a report from TeamUSA.org, Hamlin officially qualified for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea by finishing fourth in a World Cup race in Germany this weekend.

This will be Hamlin's fourth Olympics. She first took part in the 2006 games in Torino as a teenager, and also raced in Vancouver (2010) and Sochi (2014). She took home a bronze medal at the Sochi games, making her the first American luger to win a singles medal. She is also the first American woman to win a luge world championship, doing so in 2009.

The U.S. luge team is scheduled to race in a World Cup event in Lake Placid on December 15-16. The 2018 Winter Olympics take place February 9-25.

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