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Hamlin earns USA’s first medal in singles luge

2014 Winter Olympics

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Erin Hamlin expected an Olympic medal four years ago, and came up empty.
This time around, she expected nothing.
Lowering expectations, it turns out, raised her game.
“Who knew?” she said.
Hamlin won the bronze medal in women's luge Tuesday night at the Sochi Olympics, touching off a wild celebration among family and friends in the Russian mountains and a raucous party home in Remsen, N.Y. It's a place where hundreds of people — about half the town, it would appear — huddled around televisions streaming the online feed of her history making run down the ...

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