WHISTLER B.C. – Georgian luge competitor Nodar Kumaritashvili was sent to Whistler Hospital on Friday right after a terrifying crash at Whistler Olympic Park.
Kumaritashvili was going near 150 km/h around the end from the course, when he launched off the track.
Witnesses say his physique hit a metal pole. CPR was performed virtually quickly and an ambulance rushed Kumaritashvili from Whistler Olympic Park.
Canwest Olympic Team’s Terry Bell has been told that Kumaritashvili hit his head on a metal pole as he flew off the observe. Medical personnel performed CPR by way of a plastic tube. “It will not look very good,” says Bell.
Kumaritashvili turned 21 in November. He has competed in luge for Georgia since 2008.
Earlier Friday in the course of luge exercising, 1 from the event favourites got a scare. The 2002 and 2006 gold medallist Armin Zoeggler of Italy crashed rounding corner 11.’
Zoeggler slid about 200 metres while holding his sled with a single hand to maintain from being hit with it. Zoeggler recovered from his crash and took his second run inside a speedy 47.9 to set him close to the prime on the workout periods.
On Wednesday there were a number of crashes during women’s luge education runs. Romania’s Violeta Stramaturaru crashed and was knocked unconscious for several minutes and was taken to the hospital. Zoeggler recovered from his crash and took his second run in the fast 47.9 to set him close to the top with the education instances.