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Olympics: Injured Russian skier has 'no feeling from waist down'

Published on Feb 26, 2014 6:14 PM
 
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (right) visits Russian Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova at a hospital in Sochi, on Feb 15, 2014. The Russian freestyle skier who was hospitalised after a serious accident at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games said on Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014, she has no feeling from the waist down. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (AFP) - The Russian freestyle skier who was hospitalised after a serious accident at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games said on Wednesday she has no feeling from the waist down.

Maria Komissarova, 23, was flown to Germany for treatment for a fractured spine following a crash in training for the ski cross event at Sochi 2014, by far the worst accident of the Winter Games.

She has undergone several operations in Russia and Germany after the accident but until now there had been no specific information about her condition.

However, Komissarova revealed in a message on her Instagram account that she was currently paralysed from the waist down.

 
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