U.S. Olympic athlete Summer time Britcher, of Glen Rock, talks about her current performances which have made her the World Cup chief in ladies’s luge.
Summer time Britcher has one race remaining within the 2018 Olympics.
Britcher will race within the leadoff place for USA Luge within the group relay Thursday.
Britcher earned her spot on the squad by posting the quickest time throughout ladies’s singles. Britcher set the monitor report for ladies together with her second run and appeared set for a prime-10 end, however — racing simply minutes after a teammate crashed right into a wall and limped away from the monitor — Britcher had her worst run of the video games and dropped to nineteenth within the general standings.
It is going to be Britcher’s first time competing within the Olympics within the relay. Erin Hamlin raced for USA Luge in 2014 after profitable the nation’s first medal in singles, taking residence the bronze from Sochi.
The relay consists of three sleds: one lady, one man and one doubles workforce. (Solely males compete in doubles.)
Staff USA will include Britcher, silver medalist Chris Mazdzer and the doubles staff of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman.
Very similar to monitor, the race is steady. Britcher will lead off, smacking a contact pad on the end line to sign the beginning for Mazdzer. He might want to hit the contact pad to sign the beginning for the doubles group.
The occasion is simply making its second look on the Olympics. In 2014, Workforce USA positioned sixth within the occasion. Germany (gold), Russia (silver) and Latvia (bronze) earned spots on the rostrum 4 years in the past.
Germany will as soon as once more be the favourite with gold medalist Natalie Geisenberger main off and the gold medalist doubles workforce of Tobias Arlt and Tobias Wendl ending.
In a area of thirteen groups, Workforce USA would be the tenth workforce to race. Germany will race final.
When to observe
Luge group relay
When: 7:30 a.m. (ET) Thursday
TV: 9:30 a.m. to midday (ET) Thursday (NBCSN)
Additionally of potential curiosity, a photograph gallery of Summer time Britcher from the Olympics.