Athlete Profile - Erin HAMLIN

Birth Date:  19 Nov 1986
Age:  31
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  170
Weight (Kg):  71

Events and Medals

Event Rank
Women's Singles 6

Erin HAMLIN - Schedule

Biographical Information

Highlights Olympic Winter Games
YearLocationSinglesTeam Relay X
2014Sochi, RUS36
2010Vancouver, BC, CAN16-
2006Turin, ITA12-

World Championships
YearLocationSinglesTeam Relay XSprint - Singles
2017Innsbruck, AUT221
2016Konigssee, GER8512
2015Sigulda, LAT45-
2013Whistler, BC, CAN65-
2012Altenberg, GER126-
2011Cesana Pariol, ITA14--
2009Lake Placid, NY, USA16-
2008Oberhof, GER85-
2007Igls, AUT54-
2005Park City, UT, USA15--

World Cup Rankings overview - All rankings from 2014/2015, top three for earlier seasons

World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
YearSinglesTeam Relay XSprint - Singles
2017/20181 x 4th2 x 4th1 x 4th
2016/20171 x 1st1 x 2nd1 x 1st
2015/20161 x 1st1 x 1st1 x 2nd
2014/20151 x 2nd1 x 2nd1 x 1st

World Cup - Ten best performances in current season
42017/2018SinglesWinterberg, GER1:54.042
42017/2018Team RelayOberhof, GER2:21.716
42017/2018Team RelayIgls, AUT2:11.080
42017/2018Sprint - SinglesLake Placid, NY, USA37.858
62017/2018SinglesSigulda, LAT1:24.481
62017/2018SinglesLake Placid, NY, USA1:28.475
62017/2018Sprint - SinglesLillehammer, NOR30.025
72017/2018Sprint - SinglesSigulda, LAT31.237
82017/2018SinglesOberhof, GER1:22.911
92017/2018SinglesLillehammer, NOR1:35.756
92017/2018SinglesAltenberg, GER1:45.270

X - Mixed, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified
Hobbies Football, running, kayaking, horse riding, yoga, travelling, listening to music. (Twitter profile, 26 Nov 2017;, Nov 2017)
Occupation Athlete
Education Health Science, Nutrition - SUNY Empire State College, United States of America
Languages spoken English, German
Coach Bill Tavares [national], USA (, 02 Nov 2017)
Start She took up luge in 1999 at age 12. She was spotted at a talent identification event by the US Luge Association. (, 15 Aug 2010;, 05 Feb 2006)
Reason She tried the sport on a whim one day and was instantly hooked. "It's fast. You are always on the edge, and there is no way to describe the rush you get when you are sliding at 130 kilometres per hour just four inches off the ground." (, 08 Feb 2006)
Training Her training base is in Lake Placid, NY, United States of America. (, 01 Dec 2016)
Hero US footballer Mia Hamm. (, 2013)
Influence Her family. (, 29 Mar 2017)
Philosophy "Don't let a bad race or failure bring you down. Always walk away with something positive and learn from mistakes so you can be better or stronger next time." (, 02 Aug 2012)
Awards She was selected as the US flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 08 Feb 2018)

She was named Female Athlete of the Year by USA Luge in 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2011/12 and 2016/17. (, 07 Nov 2017;, 29 Mar 2017)

She was a member of the relay team that was named Team of the Year by USA Luge in 2015/16 and 2016/17. (, 07 Nov 2017;, 11 Nov 2016)

She was named Best Female Athlete at the 2014 Best of US Awards in United States of America. (, 29 Mar 2017)

She was named Junior Female Athlete of the Year by USA Luge in 2003/04. (, 29 Mar 2017)
Additional information General
After qualifying for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang she announced she would retire after the event. "I can now officially, officially say that I'm done. Done. Now that I'm qualified I can say that I'm out [after the Games]." (, 26 Nov 2017)

In 2014 she became the first female luger representing United States of America to win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games when she took bronze in the singles in Sochi. In 2009 she had become the first US female luger to win a gold medal at the world championships when she was victorious in the singles in Lake Placid, NY, United States of America. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Feb 2014;, 11 Feb 2014)

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