US Luger Emily Sweeney Wipes Out In Dramatic Olympics Crash

Esther Moore
February 14, 2018

Emily Sweeney has thankfully walked away unscathed from a horror crash during the luge event at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

The diagnosis was that Sweeney had only some bumps and bruises. She was being taken for further evaluation, but a USA Luge spokesperson said he wasn't sure whether she would undergo concussion protocol. She walked through the mixed zone unsteadily, but told reporters, "I'm okay".

Emily Sweeney, 24, was injured in the final run of the luge competition in Pyeonchang after crashing against a wall around Curve 9. A stretcher was brought out, but after several tense minutes Sweeney was able to get to her feet.

American luger Emily Sweeney appeared to have a strong start in the final heat of her competition, but as she rounded Curve 9, the track's most treacherous spot, she lost control.

Emily Sweeney's Olympic debut ended with a frightening crash Tuesday in PyeongChang, South Korea.

"I'm very sore, and pretty stiff", she said to NBC's Lewis Johnson.

Meghan Markle Is 'The Princess of Dressing To A Theme' In Scotland
They're not the first celeb couple to visit Social Bite, with Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney making past appearances. But while founder Josh Littlejohn had courted the Hollywood royalty, the request from actual royalty came as a surprise.

Congress votes to reopen government, passes massive budget deal
House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., urged Congress to avoid a "second needless shutdown in a matter of weeks - entirely needless". Some fiscally-minded Republicans disapproved of the bill's increased spending , among them Sen.

Virgil Van Dijk Makes Awkward Dressing Room Mistake Before Kick-Off vs Southampton
Southampton responded well to going behind, but lacked a clinical touch as their wait for a first home league win since November continued.

"I'm going to go get an X-ray on my back after this, but I wanted to have the last word". According to an online broadcast, she was taken to a hospital. She narrowly missed a spot at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Spectators and viewers expressed their concern via social media as many feared the U.S. athlete had hit her head and neck.

However, despite avoiding serious injury, Sweeney was knocked out of the Games.

Germany's Natalie Geisenberger won gold and American Erin Hamlin finished sixth.

The Associated Press contributed to this reported.

Other reports by GlobalViralNews

Discuss This Article