Krasnaya Polyana, Russia - History. It's what German lugers always seem to be making. And it's what Erin Hamlin is chasing.
Germany's Natalie Geisenberger closed in on what appears to be an inevitable Olympic gold medal Monday night, finishing the first two runs of the women's luge competition in 1 minute, 39.814 seconds. That's 0.766 seconds better than her countrywoman Tatjana Huefner, who took the title at the Vancouver Games.
Germans first and second? That's no surprise.
Instead, the surprise is who's on their heels in third.