Hamlin sits in 5th halfway through luge event

Final two runs begin at 5:30 a.m. ET Tuesday

Four-time Olympian Erin Hamlin has some work to do if she's going to earn another Olympic luge medal.

The bronze medalist four years ago in Sochi was fifth through the event's first two runs Monday, with fellow Americans Summer Britcher ninth and Emily Sweeney 15th.

Germans dominated the first two runs, with reigning Olympic champion Natalie Geisenberger on top of the standings followed by teammate Dajana Eitberger. Canadian Alex Gough was in third place, followed by another German sledder in Tatjana Huefner.

Hamlin, a 31-year-old from upstate New York, is a two-time world champion, winning a singles title in 2009 and sprint in 2017, along with silvers in singles and mixed team last year.

Britcher, a 23-year-old from Baltimore, is competing in her second Olympics, having finished 15th at the Sochi Games. She just placed a career-best third overall in the World Cup standings.

Sweeney, a 24-year-old Maine native, is competing in her first Olympics.

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