American Luger Emily Sweeney Walks Away From Scary Crash On Final Olympic Run


Team USA luger Emily Sweeney suffered a brutal crash in Pyeongchang on Monday night, spinning out and careening against the walls several times. It came on the ninth turn of the track, a turn that lugers were told to treat with particular caution. Sweeney lost control on her fourth and final run, hit the wall, and ricocheted several times back and forth.

This is why you don’t luge..... #PyeongChang2018 #7Olympics

— Adam Santarossa (@adamsantarossa) February 13, 2018

Sweeney eventually came off her sled, and trainers rushed onto the scene. She walked off on her own, refusing a stretcher. 

Emily Sweeney did flash a smile as she walked along side the track where fans greeted her with cheers.

— Alex Ptachick (@alexptachick) February 13, 2018

According to doctors on-site, Sweeney was "banged up," but she didn't suffer any broken bones in the incident, according to USA Today. Per the Associated Press, Sweeney was further evaluated at the Olympic Village, where concern was expressed about Sweeney's back, but she wasn't being looked at for a concussion.