Skier out of coma 5 months af­ter crash

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

STOCK­HOLM — Olympic bronze medal­list Anna Holm­lund is out of a coma five months af­ter suf­fer­ing brain in­juries in a ski cross train­ing crash.

The Swedish ski fed­er­a­tion says Holm­lund now rec­og­nizes fam­ily and friends and is able to com­mu­ni­cate.

The three-time ski cross World Cup cham­pion un­der­went brain surgery and was in an in­duced coma af­ter the crash in Italy on Dec. 19.

The 29-year-old Holm­lund was trans­ferred 10 days later to a hospi­tal in Stock­holm.

The ski fed­er­a­tion says she could be ready to leave the hospi­tal in July, and con­tinue re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion in her home­town of Sundsvall.

Holm­lund placed third at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, and sixth at the 2010 Van­cou­ver Games. She has 19 World Cup race wins.

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