Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Remsen community shares pride for four-time Olympian Erin Hamlin

Remsen community shares pride for four-time Olympian Erin Hamlin

Erin Hamlin competes in women's singles luge at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on February 12, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

She said the closing ceremony is also an emotional time.

Hamlin, a Remsen native, was in fifth place coming into her final two runs.

Teammate Summer Britcher had set a track record on her second run Monday but had a bad fourth heat and dropped from ninth place to 19th. But unfortunately, the issue I had on that run was typical out of (curve) nine. It will kind of be a good distraction towards something else for me to put time and energy into and will give me a break from thinking about sliding every second of the day, so I'm excited.

According to Boylan-Pett, she was the first American to win a medal in Olympic singles luge since it became an official event at the Games in 1964.

Her NBC Olympics profile also notes the three medals she captured at the 2017 World Championships were the most of any United States athlete for one year. "The [dress] that I got is not something I would have ever imagined that I would pick".

"This will be my last Olympics".

"Obviously it's really hard to ignore the extra hype around the Olympics, but we try to look ahead to be able to have peak performance at the games", Hamlin said.

Hamlin doesn't communicate just with her luge teammates.

And she is getting ready for another big adventure this year. "I wouldn't be able to do any of that anyways until the spring", she said.

The large US contingent is one of the more enthusiastic groups. She's looking to improve upon her 15th-place showing in Sochi.

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