Georgian luger feared track
By QMI Agency
Just before his horrific death, a Georgian luger told his father he was terrified of the controversially fast Whistler luge track.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Nodar Kumaritashvili told his father his fears before his fatal training run, during which the 21-year-old was thrown from the track and slammed into a steel pillar.
"He called me before the Olympics . . . and he said 'Dad, I'm scared of one of the turns," the Journal quotes David Kumaritashvili as saying from his home in the town of Bakuriani.
"I said put your legs down on the ice to slow down but he said if he started the course he would finish it. … He was brave."