She fell off the sled, then slid down the track, landing in a heap. The stands were filled with fans cheering raucously, and they immediately went silent waiting for some sort of sign that Sweeney would be all right.
She was conscious and was able to walk off the ice with some assistance.
The diagnosis was that Sweeney had only some bumps and bruises. According to NBC Connecticut anchor Kevin Nathan, Emily "is very sore, but she does not have any broken bones".
"I'm fine", Sweeney said as she got into an ambulance.
American luger Emily Sweeney crashed during the women's singles competition at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday, and was reportedly taken to a hospital for evaluation. "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 going to go get an X-ray on my back after this, but I wanted to have the last word". "Thank you all so much for the supportive messages". It's a bummer, for sure, and I know that I'm better than that. But here were are.
Sweeney is competing in her first Olympics after missing out on the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Sweeney, who is also a member of the National Guard, also missed a spot in the 2010 Winter Olympics after losing a special race-off to her big sister, Megan Sweeney.
"It's not always pretty", Sweeney wrote.
Emily Sweeney starts to lose control of her toboggan before crashing.
Germany's Natalie Geisenberger took home the gold medal once the competition resume, while American Erin Hamlin finished sixth.
The Associated Press contributed to this reported.
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