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