Date of birth : 1986-11-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Remsen, New York, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 0000-00-00
Erin Hamlin (born Mullady) is a three-time Olympian and the first female American luger to medal at any Winter Olympics, as well as the first American of either gender to medal in singles competition
Erin Hamlin began participating in luge when she was just 12 years old. At that time, she began practicing at the track in Lake Placid. Little did she know that several years later, she'd win her world championship title on the same New York track, just miles from her hometown.
Yes, in 2009, Hamlin won the gold medal in the women's singles event in her hometown, essentially. With the win, Hamlin broke the 99-race winning streak held by the German women, and she became the first American woman to win a luge world title.
Hamlin won the bronze medal in women's luge at the Sochi Olympics, on February 11th 2014 touching off a wild celebration among family and friends in the Russian mountains and a raucous party home in Remsen, N.Y.
In 2006 Hamlin finished 12th in Torino, and in 2010 she finished 16th in Vancouver. Her 16th-place finish was the highest by an American woman.
View the full website biography of Erin Hamlin.