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In 14th place after her third run, Sweeney was near curve nine in the final heat when she bounced up against the right wall and pinballed back and forth. Sweeney was rounding the infamously hard Curve 9 on the track when she began to speed back and forth out of control-at about 60 miles per hour. She walked off on her own, refusing a stretcher.

Emily was able to walk about 10 minutes after the crash, according to the Associated Press.

USA luger Emily Sweeney was involved in a high-speed crash in the women's singles luge event at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Tuesday, writes Steve Neville.

Many in the crowd looked at the monitors, horrified.

Sweeney lost control around Curve 9, the track's most treacherous spot, and then began careening all over the track.

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After the conclusion of the event she reappeared at the track flanked by several members of USA Luge and while she didn't stop for questions she did say, "I'm fine, I'm OK".

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 is just 24 years old, though, so we can hopefully count on her returning to competition for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Alex Gough won Canada's first medal in luge, taking bronze. 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.

Competition was suspended while medical officials attended to Sweeney.


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