American Emily Sweeney Walks Away From a Terrifying Luge Crash in Pyeongchang

Emily Sweeney Is OK After That Scary Olympic Luge Crash

According to the on-site doctor, Sweeney was "banged up" but had no broken bones.

Speaking to NBC before going to hospital, Sweeney said: "I'm very sore, and pretty stiff". As she was helped into an ambulance, Sweeney reportedly assured spectators, "I'm fine".

American luger Emily Sweeney suffered a horrific crash in her final run at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea.

She initially put her feet down to slow her progress but quickly began to rock back and forth at more than 60 miles per hour.

Sweeney, 24, had problems with curves 8 and 9 in the course before she crashed, said USA Luge on Facebook. 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.

The crash came on the treacherous stretch of the course from Turn 12 to Turn 9, where multiple athletes have faltered on this course.




Later in the final run, Britcher lost control at the start and collided with a few walls - but got down the track without crashing or sustaining 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.

You can check out the crash in the video below. 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.

Alex Gough won Canada's first medal in luge, taking bronze. Hamlin was a bronze medalist in 2014.

Members of USA Luge hold their breath after Emily Sweeney's crash.

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