PPR olympics hamlin 021814

USA LUGE/photo provided Erin Hamlin, who trains and lives in Lake Placid, holds her bronze medal -- the first ever won by the United States in Winter Olympics women's luge competition and also the first single-luge medal taken by U.S. women or men. This was also her first trip to an Olympic podium, a circumstance that had her nervous before the medals were handed out.