Emily Sweeney's Olympic debut ended with a frightening crash Tuesday in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Emily Sweeney has thankfully walked away unscathed from a horror crash during the luge event at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. She was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
USA luger Emily Sweeney lost control of her sled during her final luge run at the Olympics and crashed on February 13.
Sweeney was able to get up and smile to fans as she walked alongside the track, where she was greeted with cheers. She got sideways out of 9, and started oscillating up and down 12, before her feet hit the roof, coming back down on her neck and head it looked like.
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Sweeney lost control around Curve 9, the track's most treacherous spot, and then began careening all over the track.
Sweeney was visibly hurting after the crash.
Sweeney hit the turn at over 60 miles per hour, trying to use her feet to slow down her descent, but to no avail.
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.
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Officials stopped competition while medical personnel entered the track to tend to Sweeney, who remained prone before walking off the ice to applause from the crowd and her competitors.
When asked if she would return and make another run at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, Sweeney was unsure. She was.412 seconds behind Geisenberger. She is also a sergeant in the USA military.
Only 20 women from the original field of 30 advanced to the final two runs.
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