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Emily Sweeney crashes on final run, says she "is fine"

14 February 2018

U.S. Olympian Emily Sweeney was involved in a frightening crash Tuesday on the luge track in Pyeongchang, spinning out of control during the women's singles final.

The team doctor said Sweeney, 24, suffered bumps and bruises and no broken bones.

She took the time to speak with NBC's Lewis Johnson before heading to the hospital for an X-ray.

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".

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Emily Sweeney's mum, Sue (centre), watches on in horror as her daughter crashes during her luge run.

She initially put her feet down to slow her progress but quickly began to rock back and forth at more than 60 miles per hour. Medical personnel rushed to her side before she finally stood up and walked roughly 10 minute after her crash, the Associated Press reports.

Sweeney is in her first Olympics. The stands were filled with fans cheering raucously, and they immediately went silent waiting for some sort of sign that Sweeney would be all right.

"I know I have a lot of support and I'm sorry that's how it ended".

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The crash came on the treacherous stretch of the course from Turn 12 to Turn 9, where multiple athletes have faltered on this course.

Emily Sweeney starts to lose control of her toboggan before crashing.

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Emily Sweeney crashes on final run, says she