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USA takes home two medals Tuesday
Sochi, Russia (AP) -- The U.S. added one more silver, another bronze and two disappointments to their Sochi experience Tuesday.
Erin Hamlin became the first American to medal in the 50 years of Olympic singles luge competition, coming away with bronze. U.S. individual sliders had been no better than fourth in the Winter Games.
American Devin Logan won the silver in women's slopestyle skiing, finishing second to Canada's Dara Howell.
But Shaun White fell during his first run of the halfpipe finals, costing him a shot at a medal. He entered the competition as the defending two-time gold medal winner in the event, but had to settle for fourth this time.
And Kikkan Randall of the U.S. failed in her attempt to become the first American woman to win an Olympic cross-country skiing medal, getting eliminated in the quarterfinals of the women's individual freestyle sprint. The two-time World Cup sprint champion only finished fourth of six skiers in a tough heat that featured the event's defending champ.
Norway topped the overall medal count with 11, including four gold to tie Canada and Germany. The Canadians are second with nine overall medals, the Netherlands has eight and the U.S. and Russia each have seven.
Wednesday's Olympic schedule includes the women's downhill and the best women's hockey matchup of the preliminary round as the United States renews its bitter rivalry with Canada. There's more figure skating as the pairs complete their free program. There's also the women's halfpipe, men's nordic combined, men's luge doubles and the men's 1,000 in speed skating.