Sport Watch luger go airborne in scary crash at the Olympics

04:45  13 february  2018
04:45  13 february  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

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A scary moment took place at the Pyeongchang Olympics when an Austrian luger lost control of her sled and crashed during a run.

Birgit Platzer lost control in turn 9, and then slid into the wall, which resulted in her sled going sideways — sending her airborne. Her sled eventually hit the ice and landed shortly after, which resulted in her spinning around until she eventually slowed down.

The good news is that Platzer appeared to be OK afterward, and stated that she was “better than the sled.”

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A scary moment took place at the Pyeongchang Olympics when an Austrian luger lost control of her sled and crashed during a run. Birgit Platzer lost control in turn 9, and then slid into the wall, which resulted in her sled going sideways — sending her airborne .

The intense turn that created a scary luge crash has become the most feared section of actually went airborne at an Olympic medal.” A scary moment took place at the Pyeongchang Olympics when an Austrian luger lost control of her sled and crashed during a run.

Lugers can reach speeds up to 90 mph, so it’s always scary when crashes happen. We’re glad Platzer was able to walk away from the incident without suffering any serious injuries.

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