American Emily Sweeney Crashes in Olympics Luge Run, Taken to Hospital

15 February, 2018, 02:48 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
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Team USA's Emily Sweeney emerged without serious injury following a scary crash in her final run at the Winter Olympics in the women's singles luge on Tuesday.

While flying down the luge track at 70 miles per hour, Sweeney's sled wobbled out of control, eventually turning her sideways.

During the fourth run of the event, American luger Emily Sweeney bounced around the course and took several frightening hits against the rails. She walked off on her own, refusing a stretcher. The stands were filled with fans cheering raucously, and they immediately went silent waiting for some sort of sign that Sweeney would be all right.

Emily Sweeney, 24, was injured in the final run of the luge competition in Pyeonchang after crashing against a wall around Curve 9.

Curve 9 has been a problem for sliders throughout the early portion of the Olympics, causing many to skid, lose control and lose some time.

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While she lay unmoved on the ice for some time as her understandably anxious parents watched on, she was eventually cleared by medical staff and walked away.

"I'm okay", she told reporters. Crashes, however, have not come as often as they did in the 2006 and 2010 Games, both of which left athletes openly complaining about track safety.

Competitors had been warned about the dangers of curve nine and the track was shut as emergency staff quickly rushed to her aid. She was.412 seconds behind Geisenberger. Hamlin was a bronze medalist in 2014.

Competition was suspended while medical officials attended to Sweeney.

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