Erin Hamlin slid to victory for the US at Lake Placid ©Getty Images

United States' phenomenal week at the International Luge Federation (FIL) World Cup continued today in Lake Placid, with Erin Hamlin leading a home clean sweep today in the women's singles event.

Sochi 2014 bronze medallist Hamlin won the world title in Lake Placid in 2009, but has struggled to match the dominant German Natalie Geisenberger in recent years.

Geisenberger, a 31-time World Cup winner, produced an uncharacteristically error strewn performance and was only able to finish fourth behind an American trio, however. 

Hamlin led after both runs to clock a combined time of 1min 27.961sec, with her 43.912 first run eclipsing the track record she set en route to her world title six years ago.

The 29-year-old finished 0.175 seconds ahead of Emily Sweeney, with Summer Britcher overhauling Geisenberger to snatch bronze, 0.260 behind the winner.

United States celebrate their historic clean sweep in Lake Placid ©USA Luge
United States celebrate their historic clean sweep in Lake Placid ©USA Luge

It marked Hamlin's first ever World Cup victory in a two-heat event, as well as a first US clean sweep in the women's singles.

Both Sweeney and Britcher achieved their first World Cup podium finishes.

It followed Chris Mazdzer's victory over US team-mate Tucker West in the corresponding men's singles event yesterday,

Hamlin and Mazdzer then gained their second victories of the weekend in the relay, teaming up with pair Justin Krewson and Andrew Sherk for a first ever World Cup win in a total time of 2:32.767.

Latvia's Eliza Cauce, Inars Kivlenieks and Andris and Juris Sics finished second, with Russia placing third.

 A disappointing weekend continued for the Germans as they had to settle for seventh place.

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