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Luge champion Zoeggeler crashes on Olympic track

Defending Olympic luge champion Armin Zoeggeler has become the latest victim of the lightning-fast Whistler track, crashing on Friday in a practice run but appearing unhurt.

Whistler venue considered fastest in the world

Defending Olympic luge champion Armin Zoeggeler has become the latest victim of the lightning-fast Whistler track.

During a training run today, the Italian racer lost control on the lower part of the course where speeds hit more than 130 km/h.

His sled came out from under him and appeared to hit him in the face.

He slid for about 100 metres before coming to a stop. He walked away and appeared unhurt.

The Whistler track is considered the fastest in the world, with speeds exceeding 150 km/h.

On Thursday, Romanian women's slider Violeta Stramaturaru crashed and had to be airlifted out.

 

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