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Swedish ski cross star Holmlund in coma after training crash

Published tisdag 20 december 2016 kl 11.02
Anna Holmlund in action in a World Cup competition.
Anna Holmlund in action in a World Cup competition. Credit: Christine Olsson/TT

Olympic ski cross bronze medallist Anna Holmlund remains in a medically-induced coma after sustaining a head injury in a training accident in Italy on Monday.

Holmlund hit her head in a crash after losing her balance during a jump at training in Bolzano ahead of today's FIS World Cup competition in Innichen in northern Italy.

The 29-year-old underwent surgery for minor bleeding in the brain and a broken cheekbone at the hospital in Bolzano.

The newspaper Aftonbladet reports that the latest news from the hospital is positive. Her condition at Tuesday lunchtime is said to be still serious but no longer unstable and critical.

Swedish ski cross sporting director Joar Båtelson told Swedish Radio News that members of the team were at the hospital and her family was on the way from Sweden.

Holmlund, who is second in the World Cup rankings, finished third at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

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