Hamlin, USA Take Silver in Luge Team Relay
WINTERBERG, Germany – Remsen-native Erin Hamlin, along with Chris Mazder, Christian Niccum and Jayson Terdiman made up USA’s team that took silver in Sunday’s luge team relay in Germany.
USA Luge says that in less than a week’s time Team USA has not only made the team relay the latest cool event, but with results like Sunday’s World Cup silver medal, they will help the International Luge Federation “sell” one of the new Olympic sports in the United States.
The United States effort came five days after their younger counterparts captured gold in the team relay at the Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria.
Hamlin additionally placed seventh in the latest World Cup race that also took place in Germany.
The Americans finished behind the winning German foursome of Anke Wischnewski, Felix Loch, Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt, which locked up the season-long World Cup title in the discipline. It was their third win in five attempts, and mathematically closed out the competition.
Latvia was a distant third in the event.