Two of four runs in the event took place Monday morning, New York time. Hamlin finished with a total time of 1:40.632, 0.818 behind the leader Natalie Geisenberger of Germany.
Tatjana Huefner of Germany is ranked second, 0.766 seconds behind first place.
During Hamlin’s second run, she hit speeds of more than 83 miles per hour.
The U.S. has never won a medal in men’s or women’s single luge.
The third and fourth runs take place Tuesday morning, New York time.
Medals will be awarded following the fourth run.
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