LIVE VIDEO: Live Newscast    Watch
 

Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova breaks spine

9:44 AM, Feb 16, 2014   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +
A view of Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

 


 


KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) -- Russian officials say Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova broke and dislocated her spine while training Saturday and underwent emergency surgery.

Komissarova was brought to a hospital near the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park and the decision was made to operate there instead of transporting her down the mountain.

The 23-year-old Russian was practicing on a sunny morning on the 1,200-meter course, which has sharply banked turns and big jumps.

International ski federation spokeswoman Jenny Wiedeke says the accident occurred on a series of jumps near the top of the course and that Komissarova fell while exiting the third jump. Komissarova was taken by sled to the medical services tent, and from there to the hospital.

The team doctor, Mirzali Samedov, says the skier has a broken and dislocated spine.

You may also like... 

Arrrrrr! Pirates invade Tampa for Gasparilla

Treason? Secret Service visits candidate who says Obama should hang

Mystery House: Unsuspecting house holds a hidden secret

Abuse Arrest: Hog-hunting mom leaves kids in freezing car

Seeking Sasquatch: Bigfoot sightings abound in Colorado

Cyclist stuck in windshield: "Hi, I'm the guy you hit"

Miracle Baby: Tampa toddler has 5-organ transplant

Here kitty, kitty: Lion escapes enclosure at Pasco sanctuary

#ShortYellows: Florida quietly shortened yellow lights

Kittens shot: Officer shoots kittens in front of children

Popular photo galleries:

Faces of Meth: Devastating before and after photos of meth abusers

Trayvon Martin Shooting: Trayvon Martin crime scene photos and George Zimmerman injury photos 

Hooters Winners: Winners of the 2013 Hooters swimsuit pageant

Rejected: Funny Florida license plates rejected by the DMV***warning graphic***

Deadly sinkhole: Home collapses, man dies in giant sinkhole

Popular Databases:

Florida Sex Offenders: Look up sex offenders in any Florida neighborhood here

Restaurant Inspections: Look up inspection reports for any Florida restaurant here


Most Watched Videos