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Luger Catches Air, Which Is Not Something Lugers Generally Want To Do

Austrian luger Birgit Platzer lost control in turn 9, went sideways and briefly airborne during her second run Monday night in women’s singles luge, but was somehow totally fine. Or at least she was, as she put it, “better than the sled.”

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Platzer, though unharmed, was understandably down about crashing out of the Olympics. Or at least that’s my takeaway from this automatic Google translation: “The soul is very damaged, I hope that a light will come again.” Same.

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