American Erin Hamlin couldn't reclaim the momentum of her 2009 world title win and raced to a dismal 16th place in her second Games. Germany's Tatjana Huefner maintained her lead throughout to claim her first-ever Olympic gold.
They came slowly down the start ramp that nobody wanted to use, the world's best women's luge racers wobbling like rookies through the initial curve. But Germany's Tatjana Huefner is the leader midway through the women's luge competition, while American Erin Hamlin struggled on the track to place 15th on Day 4.
All eyes are on Remsen N.Y.'s Erin Hamlin as she prepares for her second Winter Games. She's become a luge favorite since besting the Germans to win the 2009 world title last February and could possibly do it again when women's singles competition kicks off Monday at 8 pm ET.
As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.