Erin Hamlin leads US luge World Cup sweep at Lake Placid

Erin Hamlin leads US luge World Cup sweep at Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Erin Hamlin won the World Cup luge women's singles race on Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg, leading a sweep of the podium by the United States.

Emily Sweeney finished second & Summer Britcher was third in the first sweep in singles by the U.S. team. It moreover was Hamlin's first gold medal in a two-heat World Cup singles event.

Hamlin eclipsed her own track record with a time of 43.912 seconds on her first run & followed with a solid second run to complete in 1 minute, 27.961 seconds.

p>Sweeney was 0.175 seconds behind & Britcher slid past German star Natalie Geisenberger to take the bronze.

It's the first World Cup podium finishes for Sweeney & Britcher.

Source: “Associated Press”