Russian skicross racer Maria Komissrova suffered a serious spinal injury during a crash on the slope. Komissarova, 23, had more than six hours of surgery and was sent to Germany for the second surgery.
“Maria’s condition is serious but stable, she’s conscious. As for her further health forecasts, it will be possible to say not earlier than in three or four days,”- ITAR-TASS citing statement of Russian Freestyle Federation.
Just one day after the incident, two women snowboarders were carried off the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park course on stretchers following crashes during qualifying at the Sochi Olympics, RFE/RL reports.
Helene Olafson of Norway and Jacqueline Hernandez of the United States fell and required medical attention.