What's It Like to Luge?

What's It Like to Luge?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Gun Politics, Former USA Luger Kate Hansen, Jomny Sun

Episode: Gun Politics, Former USA Luger Kate Hansen, Jomny Sun

  • Feb 23, 2018
  • 15:37 mins

Guest: Kate Hansen, USA Luge Athlete in the 2014 Sochi Olympics Only two Americans have ever won an Olympic medal in the individual luge competition – Chris Mazdzer who just took the silver in PyeongChang; and Erin Hamlin won bronze in Sochi. So, my point here is that Americans know they’ve got long odds going into the event that entails lying face up on a thin sled zipping down an ice track, feet first, at 80 miles an hour. It’s very serious business, which is maybe why BYU alum and So-Cal surfer girl Kate Hansen captured so much attention during her Olympic turn at the 2014 games in Sochi. She came in 10th place, but her warm-up dance before races made her a viral sensation.

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