Dreaded ‘Curve 9’ rears its ugly head in Olympics luge

Rachel Axon

 |  USA TODAY Sports

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – By the time the Pyeongchang Olympics opened, curve nine had a reputation that preceded it.

Among the sliders who will tackle that curve, and the rest of the track at the Alpensia Sliding Centre, that section of the track that has been most challenging.

On Tuesday, American luger Emily Sweeney spun out of control on that curve and tumbled down the track. She walked off and the on-site doctor said she had no broken bones, but she left in an ambulance.

On Sunday, German luger Felix Loch failed to win a third consecutive gold medal after skidding in his final run.

“The track was in good shape,” Loch said. “I did

Article source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/winter-olympics-2018/2018/02/13/curve-nine-luge-bobsled-skeleton/333269002/

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