Winter Olympics 2018: American luger Emily Sweeney crashes on final run

Winter Olympics 2018: American luger Emily Sweeney crashes on final run

Emily Sweeney crashed in her final run of the women's singles luge on Tuesday in PyeongChang, but suffered no broken bones, according to the team doctor.

During the fourth run of the event, American luger Emily Sweeney bounced around the course and took several frightening hits against the rails.

But Sweeney flashed a quick smile to reassure her fans as she walked along the track to the Olympic Village clinic for further examination.

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.

Sweeney lost control around Curve 9, the track's most treacherous spot, and then began careening all over the track. She fell off the sled, then slid down the track, landing in a heap.

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Somehow, Emily was able to shake it off and get to her feet, refusing a stretcher as she made her way off the ice.

Many in the crowd looked at the monitors, horrifed. "I'm very sore, and pretty stiff", she said.

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.

Sweeney, 24, is competing in her first Olympics after missing out on a spot in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Once she was clear of the course, competition resumed. Jong Jin Kim came to the United States from South Korea in 1982, so Chloe's trip to the Games in Pyeongchang has been particularly powerful for her family.

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