Winter Olympics 2014: Injured freestyle skier Maria Komissarova admits 'I'm paralysed' after accident in Sochi
Thursday 27 February 2014
Russian freestyle skier Maria Komissarova says she is paralysed from the waist down after breaking her back in a training crash at the Winter Olympics.
The 23-year-old underwent two operations after suffering a fracture and dislocation of the spine and has been rehabilitating at a German clinic. "I don't know where to start, but I don't want to shrink into myself because everyone has supported me so much," she said on her Instagram page.
"It's been 10 days since my spine surgeries. I don't feel the body below the navel. But I'm strong and I know that sometime I will definitely recover feet!"
Komissarova sustained the injury while training at the Olympic skicross venue at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.
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