From Park City, USA
North American women swept the podium in Park City, with Erin Hamlin leading the way.
Hamlin was a little slower off the top than the women who finished behind her, but got down the Park City track in the way only she seems to know how. Despite seventh and ninth fastest starts, the American picked up time all the way down, eventually putting down the quickest time in each heat on her way to a gold medal.
Hamlin’s teammate, Emily Sweeney, took silver. Sweeney came into the second heat in fourth place, but a quick run combined with trouble for Tatyana Ivanova and Natalie Geisenberger moved her up into the silver medal position. Canadian Alex Gough finished in third.
Geisenberger was on pace for the quickest run in the second heat, but one small mistake halfway down bumped her back to sixth fastest of the run and fourth overall. American Summer Britcher couldn’t find the pace that teammates Hamlin and Sweeney could find, and finished fifth, just ahead of German Tatjana Hüfner.
Across the board it was a great race for the North Americans, with six of seven finishing within the top ten. American Raychel Germaine finished ninth to round out a very strong American effort, while Kimberley McRae finished seventh for Canada. McRae’s teammate, Brooke Apshkrum, finished 19th in her first World Cup event of the season.
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