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.
And eventually fell off the sled completely.
She slid all the way to a flat surface and grabbed onto her sled
as people rushed to help her.
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.
Though Sweeney was slow to get up, she eventually walked off on
her own, and later said she was okay, suffering only bumps and
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.