Wednesday, 21 February, 2018

American luger Emily Sweeney in horror crash at Winter Olympics

Sue Sweeney center the mother of Emily Sweeney of the United States cries out as her daughter crashes on the final run during the women's luge final Sue Sweeney center the mother of Emily Sweeney of the United States cries out as her daughter crashes on the final run during the women's luge final
Rosie Leonard | 15 February, 2018, 02:45

She was immediately checked by medics for injuries.

Speaking to NBC before going to hospital, Sweeney said: "I'm very sore, and pretty stiff".

Emily Sweeney, 24, was injured in the final run of the luge competition in Pyeonchang after crashing against a wall around Curve 9. Per the Associated Press, Sweeney was further evaluated at the Olympic Village, where concern was expressed about Sweeney's back, but she wasn't being looked at for a concussion. Medics rushed to her side right after the crash to check on her. It wasn't long, however, before Sweeney was able to stand up and walk off the ice, and she was met with resounding cheers and applause from fans and spectators.

American luger Emily Sweeney crashed during the women's singles competition at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday, and was reportedly taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Sweeney is hardly the first luger to be thrown off by the turn. "The crowd was stunned and went silent".

According to doctors on-site, Sweeney was "banged up", but she didn't suffer any broken bones in the incident, according to USA Today.

Luge is an extremely unsafe sport.

Curve 9 on the Olympic luge track has become a nightmare for luge athletes.

In addition to being an expert luger, Emily is a member of the Army.

Spectators and viewers expressed their concern via social media as many feared the USA athlete had hit her head and neck. "I wanted something else to pursue beyond my athletic career".

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