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US luger Erin Hamlin wins women's sprint title for 2nd gold

World Championships in Igls, Austria

January 27, 2017
Lake Placid News

IGLS, Austria (AP) - American luger Erin Hamlin won the women's sprint world title on Friday, Jan. 27 for her second career gold medal.

Hamlin, a native of Remsen, New York, beat defending champion Martina Kocher of Switzerland by 0.009 seconds, while Tatjana Huefner of Germany came 0.010 back in third to take the bronze.

Hamlin won the women's single race eight years ago at the worlds in Lake Placid. She also took bronze at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Article Photos

Erin Hamlin, of Remsen, stands in the gold-medal position between Martina Kocher of Switzerland and Tatjana Huefner of Germany following Friday’s luge sprint world championship race in Igls, Austria.

(Photo courtesy of International Luge Federation/Wolfgang Harder)

The sprint doubles race was scheduled for later Friday.



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