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(Washington Post)   Emily Sweeney avoids serious injury after huge luge crash   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2018-02-13 12:25:53 PM  
Damn, that was scary, glad she's okay.
 
2018-02-13 01:39:08 PM  
For me, what was more surprising than Emily Sweeney's accident is the fact that the Olympics are going on right now...
 
2018-02-13 01:44:56 PM  
Takes me back to my childhood of luge lessons and summers in Rangoon.
 
2018-02-13 02:31:02 PM  

Rapmaster2000: luge lessons and summers in Rangoon


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2018-02-13 02:34:14 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Takes me back to my childhood of luge lessons and summers in Rangoon.


Good thing you wore your meat helmet.
 
2018-02-13 02:37:51 PM  
Emily Sweeney will never know the joy of a freshly shorn scrotum.
 
2018-02-13 02:42:45 PM  
Not the best quality, but......


American Emily Sweeney thrown off sled after scary Olympic luge crash
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I'm no doctor or anything, but if she doesn't lift her head up at the 39 second mark I think the wreck would have been really bad.  She would have hit the wall like a human jart.
 
2018-02-13 02:55:28 PM  

Loan Starr: Not the best quality, but......


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/KSCAnCUH​5jo]

I'm no doctor or anything, but if she doesn't lift her head up at the 39 second mark I think the wreck would have been really bad.  She would have hit the wall like a human jart.


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2018-02-13 02:55:43 PM  
Jerry Seinfeld Olympics
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2018-02-13 03:01:52 PM  

Loan Starr: Not the best quality, but......


[YouTube video: American Emily Sweeney thrown off sled after scary Olympic luge crash]

I'm no doctor or anything, but if she doesn't lift her head up at the 39 second mark I think the wreck would have been really bad.  She would have hit the wall like a human jart.


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2018-02-13 03:11:14 PM  
I always liked her on Saturday Night Live. Ha ha, that Pat character was so funny!

Did not know she was such an athlete. Good for her!
 
2018-02-13 03:20:06 PM  

Charlie Freak: Loan Starr: Not the best quality, but......


[YouTube video: American Emily Sweeney thrown off sled after scary Olympic luge crash]

I'm no doctor or anything, but if she doesn't lift her head up at the 39 second mark I think the wreck would have been really bad.  She would have hit the wall like a human jart.

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SCARY! 2018 Olympic Luge Crash - American Emily Sweeney
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2018-02-13 03:30:38 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Charlie Freak: Loan Starr: Not the best quality, but......


[YouTube video: American Emily Sweeney thrown off sled after scary Olympic luge crash]

I'm no doctor or anything, but if she doesn't lift her head up at the 39 second mark I think the wreck would have been really bad.  She would have hit the wall like a human jart.

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[Youtube WhYMh6JV0Mc image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/WhYMh6JV​0Mc]


Everything looks okay (to my highly untrained eye) until her feet touch the ice at about 1:18 in the video. I wonder if that was an accident that caused the crash, or if it was a reaction because she already knew something was amiss at that point.
 
2018-02-13 03:36:00 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Charlie Freak: Loan Starr: Not the best quality, but......


[YouTube video: American Emily Sweeney thrown off sled after scary Olympic luge crash]

I'm no doctor or anything, but if she doesn't lift her head up at the 39 second mark I think the wreck would have been really bad.  She would have hit the wall like a human jart.

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She's breaking up! She's breaking up!
 
2018-02-13 03:56:23 PM  

Super Chronic: Benevolent Misanthrope: Charlie Freak: Loan Starr: Not the best quality, but......


[YouTube video: American Emily Sweeney thrown off sled after scary Olympic luge crash]

I'm no doctor or anything, but if she doesn't lift her head up at the 39 second mark I think the wreck would have been really bad.  She would have hit the wall like a human jart.

Copyright takedown

Working (for now) :

[Youtube WhYMh6JV0Mc image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/WhYMh6JV​0Mc]

Everything looks okay (to my highly untrained eye) until her feet touch the ice at about 1:18 in the video. I wonder if that was an accident that caused the crash, or if it was a reaction because she already knew something was amiss at that point.


I figure she knew something was wrong (probably a bad line or she could feel it in the sled) and she was trying to slow herself down.
 
2018-02-13 04:01:19 PM  
Just hit this part of the event replay, damn that looked bad.

Now that I know she wasn't seriously hurt, I feel better about laughing at the moment in the slow-motion replay where her face went from "i can save it" to "oh crap, this is gonna hurt"
 
2018-02-13 05:28:11 PM  
 
2018-02-13 06:16:33 PM  

Super Chronic: Benevolent Misanthrope: Charlie Freak: Loan Starr: Not the best quality, but......


[YouTube video: American Emily Sweeney thrown off sled after scary Olympic luge crash]

I'm no doctor or anything, but if she doesn't lift her head up at the 39 second mark I think the wreck would have been really bad.  She would have hit the wall like a human jart.

Copyright takedown

Working (for now) :

[Youtube WhYMh6JV0Mc image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/WhYMh6JV​0Mc]

Everything looks okay (to my highly untrained eye) until her feet touch the ice at about 1:18 in the video. I wonder if that was an accident that caused the crash, or if it was a reaction because she already knew something was amiss at that point.


I thought they said that there's something in the course there causing riders to get airborne, so several of them were putting their feet down there to keep control. That said, she looked gone even before she put her feet down. The sled was already sideways and starting to fishtail coming out of the turn, and she would've hit the wall there if she hadn't put her feet down.

She's really lucky, too; I thought for sure she broke her ankles when she hit the outer wall (never mind coming down to the inside wall headfirst).
 
2018-02-13 08:32:37 PM  

Victoly: Super Chronic: Benevolent Misanthrope: Charlie Freak: Loan Starr: Not the best quality, but......


[YouTube video: American Emily Sweeney thrown off sled after scary Olympic luge crash]

I'm no doctor or anything, but if she doesn't lift her head up at the 39 second mark I think the wreck would have been really bad.  She would have hit the wall like a human jart.

Copyright takedown

Working (for now) :

[Youtube WhYMh6JV0Mc image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/WhYMh6JV​0Mc]

Everything looks okay (to my highly untrained eye) until her feet touch the ice at about 1:18 in the video. I wonder if that was an accident that caused the crash, or if it was a reaction because she already knew something was amiss at that point.

I thought they said that there's something in the course there causing riders to get airborne, so several of them were putting their feet down there to keep control. That said, she looked gone even before she put her feet down. The sled was already sideways and starting to fishtail coming out of the turn, and she would've hit the wall there if she hadn't put her feet down.

She's really lucky, too; I thought for sure she broke her ankles when she hit the outer wall (never mind coming down to the inside wall headfirst).


Looks like it, and braking while fishtailing  at those speeds has got to be dangerous.

Must be hard to make a split second choice between potentially crashing one way or another. Could've been much worse, though.
 
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