American luger Emily Sweeney crashes out of Olympics

Emily Sweeney

"The final run of women's singles luge is now ongoing, but it has been marred by a very scary moment, as USA's Emily Sweeney suffered a nasty crash and did not finish".

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. She fell off the sled, then slid down the track, landing in a heap.

Team USA luger Emily Sweeney suffered a brutal crash in Pyeongchang on Monday night, spinning out and careening against the walls several times.

"I don't think Curve 9 is unsafe, but I am anxious because it's technical", Mazdzer said in a video for NBC, explaining how it can throw a luger off by tenths of a second, which can be the difference in a medal. She was reportedly then taken to the hospital for further evaluation.

"I'm OK", she told reporters in the mixed zone.

"It's pretty brutal, but I wanted to get the last word".

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"Thanks for all the support, guys". It's a bummer, for sure, and I know that I'm better than that.

She was in a curve when she bounced around the track before crashing.

The 24-year-old, who is competing in her first Olympics, was initially diagnosed with bumps and bruises. She went to the hospital as precautionary meas.

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

German lugers Natalie Geisenberger and Dajana Eitberger won the gold and silver in the event, while Alex Gough of Canada took the bronze.

The Associated Press contributed to this reported.

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