American female luger Erin Hamlin won a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and instantly became part of US Olympic Winter sports history. Erin Hamlin was already known throughout the US luge community but now she become a legend as she accomplished something that has never been accomplished by an American luger of either gender with her win of a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics. As the Associated Press stated, Erin Hamlin's accomplishment is "a feat that will surely go down as perhaps the greatest moment in USA Luge history".
Erin Hamlin is the first American to medal in a singles Luge Olympic competition. Her achievement has proven to American lugers that singles success in luge is actually possible and for years this is something that while voiced by coaches may not have been actually believed by the racers but now it will be looked at as possible.
The life of Erin Hamlin is going to change drastically because companies are going to be looking at her as someone whose willingness to combat long odds and still achieve is a person they want to endorse their products. Moreover, is there anyone who might be better suited for the motivational speech circuit than Erin Hamlin? This personable bronze medal winning Olympian has overcome a battle with migraine headaches to become not just any luger but one of the best lugers in the world and someone who when the pressure was the greatest performed her best.
Erin Hamlin's win of the bronze medal in the singles luge competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics will be considered a landmark accomplishment in US singles luge history and will make her a star within the US luge community for a very long time.