Erin Hamlin makes history with singles luge medal - Served Fresh by Subway

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Erin Hamlin accomplished something Tuesday night no other U.S. athlete has done in a half century of trying. She ended the United States' deep freeze in the singles luge.

Hamlin captured the bronze medal and broke a 50-year U.S. streak with no medals in the event – an 0-for-forever hole that has existed since the luge was introduced as a sport in the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games. Including the three medals awarded in the men's event on Sunday, the U.S. men's and women's programs had failed in 81 medal opportunities leading up to Tuesday.
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Women's singles luge bronze medalist
Erin Hamlin of Team USA
Women's singles luge bronze medalist
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Erin Hamlin of the United States celebrates during the Women's Luge Singles on Day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Luge - Winter Olympics Day 4
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Erin Hamlin of the United States celebrates during the Women's Luge Singles on Day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Erin Hamlin of the U.S. celebrates after finishing her final run in the women's luge singles competition during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT LUGE OLYMPICS)
Erin Hamlin of the U.S. celebrates after finishing her final run in the women's luge singles competition during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Erin Hamlin of the U.S. celebrates after finishing her final run in the women's luge singles competition during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT LUGE OLYMPICS)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Erin Hamlin of the United States celebrates during the Women's Luge Singles on Day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Luge - Winter Olympics Day 4
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Erin Hamlin of the United States celebrates during the Women's Luge Singles on Day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Erin Hamlin of the United States in action during the Women's Luge Singles on Day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Luge - Winter Olympics Day 4
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Erin Hamlin of the United States in action during the Women's Luge Singles on Day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Erin Hamlin of the U.S. speeds down the track while competing in the women's luge singles event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT LUGE OLYMPICS)
Erin Hamlin of the U.S. speeds down the track while competing in the women's luge singles event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Erin Hamlin of the U.S. speeds down the track while competing in the women's luge singles event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT LUGE OLYMPICS)
Erin Hamlin of the U.S. waves at the women's luge singles competition during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT LUGE OLYMPICS)
Erin Hamlin of the U.S. waves at the women's luge singles competition during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Erin Hamlin of the U.S. waves at the women's luge singles competition during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT LUGE OLYMPICS)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Erin Hamlin of the United States arrives at the finish after run 3 during the Women's Luge Singles on Day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Luge - Winter Olympics Day 4
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Erin Hamlin of the United States arrives at the finish after run 3 during the Women's Luge Singles on Day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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