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Emily Sweeney Is OK After That Scary Olympic Luge Crash

14 February, 2018, 19:01 | Author: Christina Hansen
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While she lay unmoved on the ice for some time as her understandably anxious parents watched on, she was eventually cleared by medical staff and walked away.

"I'm fine", she said 20 minutes later, wiping tears, telling the half-dozen people around her that she didn't want to go to the hospital.

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 at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Sweeney was rounding the infamously hard Curve 9 on the track when she began to speed back and forth out of control-at about 60 miles per hour.

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The track was shut as emergency staff quickly went to Sweeney's aid.

Just a horrifying crash by Emily Sweeney. She walked away gingerly to relieved applause.

"I'm going to go get an X-ray on my back after this, but I wanted to have the last word".

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Sweeney began to lose control coming into the turn 9 and bounced off both sides of the track, coming off her sled.

"I know I have a lot of support and I'm sorry that's how it ended".

There were concerns that she may have suffered leg or spinal injuries in the crash. A USA Luge official said she was taken to a clinic at the Olympic Village for evaluation.

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Kevin Kilbane tweeted that he was "taken far too soon", and added that he was "proud to have shared a dressing room with him". A statement from Cork Schoolboy League said their thoughts and prayers were with Liam's family.

Sweeney wound up sliding feet-first up one curve toward the track roof before getting thrown from her sled and eventually tumbling to a stop. She narrowly missed a spot at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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