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

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

She was reportedly then taken to the hospital for further evaluation.

Sweeney lost control around Curve 9, the track's most treacherous spot, and then began careening all over the track.

On Tuesday night in PyeongChang, luger Emily Sweeney was in 14th place after three runs, and it was during her fourth shot that the unfortunate crash went down.

"It's pretty brutal, but I wanted to get the last word". Medics rushed to her side right after the crash to check on her. "Thank you all so much for the supportive messages". 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.

Sweeney is just 24 years old, though, so we can hopefully count on her returning to competition for the 2022 Winter Olympics. After the crash, officials stopped competition until she was properly evaluated.

Winter Olympics: Men's downhill event rescheduled
Canada's Manuel Osborne-Paradis said dealing with the weather went part and parcel with competing in an outdoor sport. The downhill training for the men's combined event scheduled for February 12 has also been cancelled.

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.

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

After a few minutes, she was seen sitting under her own power, and was soon walking without assistance, albeit gingerly.

German lugers Natalie Geisenberger and Dajana Eitberger won the gold and silver in the event, while Alex Gough of Canada took the bronze.

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