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Injured Russian Olympic Skier Evacuated To Germany

Maria Komissarova

SOCHI, Russia (AP) The Russian freestyle federation says injured Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova has been airlifted to Germany for further treatment after surgery on her fractured spine.

The 23-year-old Komissarova crashed during a training run Saturday, fracturing the 12th dorsal vertebrae in her lower-middle back, and underwent emergency surgery lasting 6 hours.

The sports federation issued a state late Sunday saying Komissarova "is being transferred today on a special air flight" to Munich, Germany, where she was likely to undergo further surgery.

Source: Associated Press


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