Single’s luge consists of four timed runs on a sled down a narrow, serpentine track. Whoever makes the fastest time when all four runs are combined is the winner. Mazdzer had previously never finished better than 13th at the winter Olympics.

Erin Hamlin became the first American to medal in women’s luge when she took home the bronze at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. The US has medaled in doubles luge four times; the last came in 2002 in Salt Lake City.

Germany has long dominated the sport of luge, not only earning the most total medals across all events but also winning the most medals in each individual category: women’s singles, men’s singles, doubles, and relay, which was introduced in the last winter Olympics in Sochi.

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