Sochowicz broke his left patella and severed his right leg to the bone after crashing into the Yanqing National Sliding Center barrier, which will be used for the Beijing Olympics in February.
The 25-year-old, who represented Poland at the 2018 Winter Olympics, said the track team was slow to react and spent half an hour on the ice before being rushed to hospital for surgery.
“I was given the green light and went ahead. For the first time, I was able to calmly go through those two difficult turns. However, suddenly, I saw a closed door on the track,” he told Polish website Ont. .
“Then I let the sled come out from under me and assumed the position of a downhill skier.
“I was hoping that at this speed I could jump the hurdle. However, everything was going too fast and I didn’t have time to jump.
So my legs are broken, not the rest of my body. If I had not reacted, it could have been a tragedy.
The International Federation of Luge (FIL) admitted that there was a “luge accident” on Monday afternoon, which led to Suchowitz being taken to hospital.
Reuters has requested comment from the FIL and the Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee (BOCOG).
“The track team showed great incompetence,” Sochowicz added.
“They didn’t quite know what to do. Someone came up to me and tried to touch my (exposed) bone with a glove. There were scenes in Dante’s style.
Despite her injuries, Sochowicz said she didn’t miss her second Olympics in February.
“I’m not canceling yet. I hope to start in Beijing. If the FIL gives me a wild card and I can just focus on recovery, there might be a chance,” he camels. Told to
“However, there is one big problem. I don’t know if I can mentally rebuild myself. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to go down this path, I’m afraid something is waiting. I’m just around the corner.”
At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Georgian Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed after losing control at high speed during training on the luge track and being thrown down the side wall of the track and into a support pole. Of steel