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American luger Emily Sweeney suffered a terrifying-looking crash when her sled wobbled out of control

Business Insider | Feb 13, 2018, 08.45PM IST

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  • American luger Emily Sweeney suffered a scary-looking crash at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday.
  • On the infamous ninth curve on the luge track, Sweeney wobbled out of control, eventually falling off her sled and sliding several feet.
  • She was eventually able to get up and walk off on her own and said she was okay.


A scary scene unfolded at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday when American luger Emily Sweeney suffered a violent wreck.

On her final run of the day, Sweeney's sled began wobbling out of control as she hit the notorious ninth curve on the luge track.

Her sled turned completely sideways.

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And eventually fell off the sled completely.

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She slid all the way to a flat surface and grabbed onto her sled as people rushed to help her.

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The crowd immediately fell silent, as her parents in the audience nervously awaited word on her status while her coaches buried their heads in their hands.

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Though Sweeney was slow to get up, she eventually walked off on her own, and later said she was okay, suffering only bumps and bruises.

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As mentioned, the ninth curve on the luge track has given several lugers trouble already. While there haven't been outcries about safety as some past Olympics have had, falls like Sweeney's will put other lugers and viewers on edge as they approach the turn.

The crash can be seen here >

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