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The face of history.  Erin Hamlin seconds after winning a first-ever bronze medal for the US in luge.  Photo: © Nancie Battaglia
The face of history. Erin Hamlin seconds after winning a first-ever bronze medal for the US in luge. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia

Photos: In Sochi, North Country's Hamlin makes history

Erin Hamlin, the 27-year-old luge racer from Remsen, New York, made history in Sochi on Tuesday.

She captured US Luge's first-ever medal in an Olympic games, bringing home bronze after four disciplined, technically sharp runs.

NCPR correspondent Nancie Battaglia was at trackside capturing images from Hamlin's victory.

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USA Luge captain Mark Grimmette greets Erin Hamlin at the end of her bronze-winning final run on Tuesday. Photo: Nancie Battaglia
USA Luge captain Mark Grimmette greets Erin Hamlin at the end of her bronze-winning final run on Tuesday. Photo: Nancie Battaglia

Erin Hamlin, at right, is the first USA athlete to ever mount the Olympic podium in the sport of luge. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia
Erin Hamlin, at right, is the first USA athlete to ever mount the Olympic podium in the sport of luge. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia

Erin Hamlin got a big home-town boost from friends and family who traveled from northern New York to Sochi to be part of this moment.  Photo: Nancie Battaglia
Erin Hamlin got a big home-town boost from friends and family who traveled from northern New York to Sochi to be part of this moment. Photo: Nancie Battaglia

USA's Erin Hamlin from Remsen NY slides in the Sochi Olympics Womens Luge 2/10/14. Hamlin was in 3rd place after the first two runs. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia

Proud mom Eilleen Hamlin raises her arms in celebration of her daughter Erin's bronze medal in the womens luge at the Sochi Olympics 2/11/14. Photo: Nancie Battaglia

Proud mom Eilleen Hamlin raises her arms in celebration of her daughter Erin's bronze medal in the womens luge at the Sochi Olympics 2/11/14. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia

Erin Hamlin blows a kiss to her fans in the stands. Photo: Nancie Battaglia

USA's Erin Hamlin blows a kiss to her fans in the stands. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia

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