Bobsled

The Associated Press - Sunday Feb. 16, 2014 05:18 ET

Brazilian bobsledders walk away from major crash

Sled receives some damage

Brazil bobsleigh
Brazil's Fabiana Santos and Sally Mayara da Silva flipped their sled on Sunday. (Photo by Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

The Brazilian women's bobsled team walked away from a spectacular crash on Sunday during two-man training.

On their first practice run, driver Fabiana Santos and Sally Mayara da Silva flipped their sled, which went airborne coming out of a turn on the Sanki Sliding Center track and bashed into a wall. The tipped bobsled slid on its side down a long straightaway and Santos' helmeted head banged off one side as the 180-kilogram vehicle skittered down the ice.

Track workers pulled both athletes from the toppled sled. They were checked by medical personnel and don't have any serious injuries. 

Their sled received some damage. 

Brazil's team did not to take its sixth and final run, but Santos and da Silva are expected to compete on Tuesday's first day of competition. 

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