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.
Staff USA left the Alpensia Sliding Middle on the Olympics watching yet one more dominating efficiency by Germany.
This one stung slightly greater than traditional, nevertheless, because it knocked USA Luge off the rostrum.
The Germans, with one of the best ladies’s singles racer and greatest doubles group on the planet, gained the luge workforce relay with the ultimate run (2 minutes, 24.517 seconds) of the competitors. That run pushed Workforce USA and York County’s Summer time Britcher off the medal stand.
Austria (2:24.988) edged Group USA (2:25.091) for the bronze medal.
Luge workforce relay is likely one of the Olympics newer additions. After an inaugural run in 2014, the occasion returned. Every group is comprised of a nation’s quickest ladies’s singles racer, males’s singles racer and doubles group.
Run again-to-again-to-again, the primary two sliders have to slap a contact pad on the end as a way to set their teammates down the monitor. A member of the doubles workforce additionally must slap the pad to ensure that the time to rely. The winner is decided by the most effective general time by every staff.
Going fourth from final within the thirteen-staff subject, Group USA wanted a quick time to upset one of many ultimate three sleds seeded forward of them. Nevertheless it wasn’t to be.
Britcher returned to the sled for the primary time since she had an “extremely devastating” remaining day in singles motion Tuesday, when teammate Emily Sweeney wrecked simply minutes earlier than a sluggish run by Britcher brought on her to fall out of the highest 10 within the standings.
Britcher wanted to put her ft to the ice on the course to right her line and keep away from hassle, however the doubles staff of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman managed to return from behind to place the People on prime with simply Canada, Austria and Germany remaining within the begin shed.
However Canada clinched a medal by going quicker than Group USA, and whereas Austria could not prime Canada it did nip Staff USA for the bronze.
Identical to in each self-discipline of the game, Germany is the workforce to beat. This yr the Germans as soon as once more boast the highest ladies’s singles slider…