2018 Olympics: Sgt. Emily Sweeney

2018 Olympics: Sgt. Emily Sweeney


So once I get to the track,
I try and clear my mind and really get into a
moment of no distractions. And then, once I’m in that
moment, I’m ready to race. I don’t remember the first
time I saw luge, actually. But it’s kind of been a part of
my life from a very young age and I was attracted to the
speed and the challenge of it. It’s been a very long journey. I knew I wanted to be an
Olympian when I was seven. And then I started
doing luge when I was 10 and I started traveling
for luge when I was 14. So I’m 14 years into luge
right now and it’s been a lot. There’s been a lot of
highs, a lot of lows, and this would definitely raise
that bar for another high, so I’m hoping to
be able to do that. I’m so well supported
through the Army, through the National Guard,
through my family and friends and everyone. And I think after
luge, that’s what I’m going to take
with me, that support comes from any direction. Everyone’s there,
everyone’s cheering for you. It’ll all be OK.

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