-----Kate Hansen was born June 9, 1992 in Burbank, California. She has competed as an American luger since 2003.
Kate was the youngest U.S. luge junior world champion at 15.
She finished 16th in the women's singles event at a World Cup event in Calgary on 21 November 2009.
Hansen recently won the USA Luge National Championship in October 2013. During the race, Hansen won with combined time of 1 minute, 29.601 seconds, while having a broken foot.
She also loves One Direction. Her slogan for life is, "Hi I'm Kate, I Luge, I make music videos, and I'm a Mormon."
Kate came in 10th place in the Sochi 2014 Olympics.
Kate’s hobbies include surfing, dancing, singing, playing the guitar and ukulele, skateboarding, skiing, and traveling. “Kate has said, “I know all of Beyonce's choreo by heart and I wear spandex for a living.”
Kate attends Brigham Young University.
Luge is the name of an Olympic sport. A luge is a small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine (face up) and feet-first. Steering is done by flexing the sled's runners with the calf of each leg or exerting opposite shoulder pressure to the seat.
Racing sleds weigh 21–25 kilograms (46–55 lb) for singles and 25–30 kilograms (55–66 lb) for doubles. Luge is also the name of an Olympic sport.
Of the three Olympic sliding sports, which include bobsleigh and skeleton, luge is the fastest and most dangerous. Lugers can reach speeds of 140 km per hour (87 mph).