American luger Emily Sweeney avoided serious injury in a frightening crash that knocked her out of the Pyeongchang Olympics during the final heat of the competition.
The American lost control midway through her run and proceeded to bounce off the walls in terrifying fashion.
Sweeney is competing in her first Olympics after missing out on the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
After the crash, the luge competition was temporarily halted as medical professionals rushed in to check on Emily Sweeney, who was conscious and aware, though still not standing yet.
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"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".
"I'm OK", she told reporters in the mixed zone. So thanks for all the support, you guys. According to NBC Connecticut anchor Kevin Nathan, Emily "is very sore, but she does not have any broken bones". Yeah, it's a bummer, for sure, and I know I'm better than that, but here we are.
Curve 9 on the Olympic luge track has become a nightmare for luge athletes. It wasn't long, however, before Sweeney was able to stand up and walk off the ice, and she was met with resounding cheers and applause from fans and spectators. She was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.
German lugers Natalie Geisenberger and Dajana Eitberger won the gold and silver in the event, while Alex Gough of Canada took the bronze.