US Luger Emily Sweeney Wipes Out In Dramatic Olympics Crash

15 February, 2018, 02:44 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • Emily Sweeney Is OK After That Scary Olympic Luge Crash

The 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea have been largely without incident so far by way of injuries, but US luger Emily Sweeney fell victim to a particularly unsafe crash that easily could have resulted in debilitating pain.

U.S. Olympian Emily Sweeney was involved in a frightening crash Tuesday on the luge track in Pyeongchang, spinning out of control during the women's singles final.

Sweeney eventually came off her sled, and trainers rushed onto the scene.

The American lost control midway through her run and proceeded to bounce off the walls in terrifying fashion. She walked off on her own, refusing a stretcher.

As she was getting into an ambulance, Sweeney said, "I'm fine".

Many in the crowd looked at the monitors, horrified.

"I'm okay", she told reporters.

Later in the final run, Summer Britcher of the United States lost control at the start and collided with some walls - but got down the track without crashing or incurring serious injury.

Monday marked the eighth anniversary of the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili on the eve of the 2010 Winter Games in Whistler, British Columbia.

After a brief delay, the competition resumed.

A Sergeant in the New York Army National Guard, Emily Sweeney fought for years to make her Winter Olympics debut. She was.412 seconds behind Geisenberger.

"It's definitely one of the harder curves around the world", Tucker West of the US told NBC Olympics.

Competition was suspended while medical officials attended to Sweeney.



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