Everyone was relieved when hometown hero Emily Sweeney walked away from a scary crash during her 4th round luge run on February 13. A USA Luge statement said she was taken to a clinic at the Olympic Village for evaluation. “It was a heavy crash and she was feeling sore”.
In round 1, Emily was in 11th place (out of 30 women competing) with a time of 46.595 which was .35 behind the leader. In round 2 she finished 23rd with a time of 46.960 which was .828 behind the leader. Combining the first two round scores she was in 15th place. In round 3 Emily finished 16th with a time of 46.917, .637 behind the leader. Going into the fourth and last round she was in 14th place (This represents the 3 runs added together so she was in 14th place overall going into the final round). Round 4 is listed as a DNF (did not finish).
We admire the tremendous courage Emily showed after such a tough finish.