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Horror crash during luge event shocks Winter Olympics

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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.

Emily Sweeney brakes after her third run during the women's luge final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday.

Sports reported that Sweeney was being taken to the hospital.

Sweeney hit the turn at over 60 miles per hour, trying to use her feet to slow down her descent, but to no avail. "It's pretty crushing", she said after the crash. She walked away gingerly to relieved applause.

Sweeney, 24, had problems with curves 8 and 9 in the course before she crashed, said USA Luge on Facebook.

"I'm going to go get an X-ray on my back after this, but I wanted to have the last word".

There were concerns that she may have suffered leg or spinal injuries in the crash. "Thank you all so much for the supportive messages".

Pyeongchang is Sweeney's first Olympics after missing the Sochi Games in 2014. It's a bummer, for sure, and I know that I'm better than that.

CNN reports that Sweeney, who is also a member of the National Guard, missed out on a spot on the 2010 Winter Olympics team after losing a special race-off - to her big sister. She was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.

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

Another tearjerker was super-teen Chloe Kim's father's reaction to her incredible gold medal-winning run on the halfpipe course on Monday.

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