U.S. luger's frightening crash stuns Olympic crowd

American Emily Sweeney was examined by medical personnel after her luge crash. SANDY HOOPER USA TODAY SPORTS

The 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea have been largely without incident so far by way of injuries, but USA luger Emily Sweeney fell victim to a particularly unsafe crash that easily could have resulted in debilitating pain.

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

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

During the fourth run of the event, American luger Emily Sweeney bounced around the course and took several frightening hits against the rails. She just missed out on a spot in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

"I'm very sore, and pretty stiff", Sweeney added.

"She's lost it, Emily Sweeney has really lost it", the commentator said.

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The raucous crowd went silent as Sweeney was slow to get up. "I knew I wanted to continue being an athlete, but I didn't want to only be an athlete".

A Sergeant in the New York Army National Guard, Emily Sweeney fought for years to make her Winter Olympics debut.

Curve 9 has been a problem for sliders throughout the early portion of the Olympics, causing many to skid, lose control and lose some time.

Germany's Natalie Geisenberger took home the gold medal once the competition resume, while American Erin Hamlin finished sixth.

Spectators and viewers expressed their concern via social media as many feared the USA athlete had hit her head and neck.

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