American Emily Sweeney walks away after scary Olympic luge crash

American Emily Sweeney walks away after scary Olympic luge crash

American Emily Sweeney walks away after scary Olympic luge crash

Emily Sweeney crashed in her final run of the women's singles luge on Tuesday in PyeongChang, but suffered no broken bones, according to the team doctor.

The American lost control midway through her run and proceeded to bounce off the walls in terrifying fashion. She fell off the sled, then slid down the track, landing in a heap.

Onlookers and fans were stunned, looking on as Sweeney took several minutes to get up.

After the crash, the luge competition was temporarily halted as medical professionals rushed in to check on Emily Sweeney, who was conscious and aware, though still not standing yet.

After the conclusion of the event she reappeared at the track flanked by several members of USA Luge and while she didn't stop for questions she did say, "I'm fine, I'm OK".

Emily Sweeney Is OK After That Scary Olympic Luge Crash

"I'm very sore, and pretty stiff", Sweeney added. It's a bummer, for sure, and I know that I'm better than that. She narrowly missed a spot at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

"I don't think Curve 9 is unsafe, but I am anxious because it's technical", Mazdzer said in a video for NBC, explaining how it can throw a luger off by tenths of a second, which can be the difference in a medal.

The 24-year-old was then whipped up the wall of the track before the impact of the crash dislodged her from the toboggan. She went to the hospital as precautionary meas.

Germany's Natalie Geisenberger won the gold model, while American Erin Hamlin finished in sixth place.

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