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Emily Sweeney Takes Silver As Part Of Historic U.S. Luge Sweep

Emily Sweeney Takes Silver As Part Of Historic U.S. Luge Sweep

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Sue Sweeney was laughing and crying and cheering, all at the same time. She hugged her husband, Larry, and waved her shiny red "Go USA" pennant and high-fived her daughter Emily as Emily walked, grinning triumphantly, up from the finish line of the iced luge track at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Saturday afternoon.

Emily Sweeney would finish second at the Viessmann Luge World Cup on Saturday, part of an unprecedented sweep of the podium by Team USA, following a 1-2 finish by her U.S. teammates in Friday's men's event.

It had been a long time coming, this silver medal, for Sweeney, of Suffield. In 2010, her older sister Megan beat her in a...

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