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Kate Hansen

Kate Hansen

  • Sport: Olympic Luge
  • Nation: United States of America
  • DOB: June 9, 1992
  • Hometown: Burbank, CA
  • Career Highlights: Hansen, 17, is a high school senior from La Canada, Calif., who is in the running for her first Olympics. The 2008 world junior champion won USA Luge's qualifying series for a spot on the World Cup team this fall, joining the top international circuit for the first time. She started competing in luge as a 10-year-old, a product of USA Luge's slider search program and earning an invitation to train in Lake Placid. Winning the junior national title in 2008 made her start thinking about racing in the 2010 Vancouver Games, she said.
  • Olympic History: None
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