A surprise competitor in the Torino Games, then-19-year-old Erin Hamlin finished 12th in 2006. Four years later, expectations were much higher for Hamlin at the Vancouver Games following her historic 2009 World Championships win, which snapped a 99-race winning streak by German women. Despite the high hopes, the American was 16th in Vancouver. Hamlin became the first American to win a medal in singles luge after winning a bronze medal at the Sochi Games.
- 2014 Olympic Games - Bronze
- 2013-14 World Cup standings - Sixth
- 2013 World Championships - Sixth
- 2010 Olympic Games - 16th
- 2009 World Championships - Gold
- 2006 Olympic Games - 12th
Things To Know
1. After Hamlin's 2009 success, the ice cream shop in Hamlin's hometown of Remsen, N.Y. named an ice cream sundae after her.
2. When training in Lake Placid as a teenager, Hamlin would often email her homework back to her high school.
3. Her favorite athlete is soccer star Mia Hamm.