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Kate Hansen makes history with World Cup win

Luge: La Cañada slider, in last race before Olympics, becomes first American to win World Cup since 1997.

January 26, 2014|By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com
  • Kate Hansen won the luge World Cup on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.
Kate Hansen won the luge World Cup on Saturday, Jan. 25,… (Tim Berger / Staff…)

Though the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia loom huge on the horizon, for Kate Hansen and the United States luge team nothing changed as it relates to carrying on with the World Cup season.

But Hansen changed Team USA’s momentum heading into the games, as, along the way to Sochi, the La Cañada High graduate made history on Saturday in Sigulda, Latvia.

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