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Erica Terwillegar

Full name: Erica Winifred Terwillegar
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: April 8, 1963 in Nelsonville, Ohio, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Luge

Biography

Erica Terwillegar was the first American to win a medal in an international luge competition, taking a silver at the 1981 Junior Grosser Preis race in Innsbruck, Austria. Terwillegar was an all-around athlete at Lake Placid High school, playing soccer, basketball, and softball, and graduating in 1981. She made the US team in 1981 and was the 1983 North American and 1986 US Champion. Her best finish at a World Championships was fifth in 1983. Terwillegar retired after the 1988 Winter Olympics, but came back to sliding in 1990. She was also a part-time model and has worked in the fashion world.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Luge Women's Singles United States USA 11
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Luge Women's Singles United States USA 9

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IT3 IR3 ST1 ST2 ST3 SR3 IR2 SR1 SR2 IT4 IR4 IT5 IR5 ST4 SR4 ST5 SR5
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Luge United States USA Final Standings 11 3:07.291
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Luge United States USA Run 1 9 46.506 8.209 5 20.983 35.652 8 12.774 14.669 10.854 9
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Luge United States USA Run 2 15 47.300 8.240 9 21.072 36.204 16 12.832 15.132 11.096 15 11 12 17
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Luge United States USA Run 3 10 46.780 8.219 8 20.973 35.760 11 12.754 14.787 11.020 11 8 5 12
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Luge United States USA Run 4 10 46.705 8.161 6 20.907 35.708 11 12.746 14.801 10.997 13 =6 7 14
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Luge United States USA Final Standings 9 3:08.547
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Luge United States USA Run 1 8 47.094 6.353 7 12.927 23.581 13 6.574 10.654 4.605 10 =10 16 10 28.186 12 35.482 5 7.296 2 11.612 13
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Luge United States USA Run 2 8 47.124 6.378 14 12.948 23.596 13 6.570 10.648 4.589 =5 15 15 10 28.185 12 35.638 12 7.453 14 11.486 8
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Luge United States USA Run 3 9 47.210 6.364 8 12.960 23.628 12 6.596 10.668 4.607 9 13 15 11 28.235 11 35.636 10 7.401 8 11.574 13
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Luge United States USA Run 4 14 47.119 6.391 13 12.986 23.649 13 6.595 10.663 4.600 =13 14 =15 14 28.249 14 35.728 15 7.479 17 11.391 6
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