Olympic Skier Out of Coma 5 Months After Crash

Olympic Skier Out of Coma 5 Months After Crash

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Olympic Skier Out of Coma 5 Months After Crash

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According to The Associated Press, Swedish ski cross athlete Anna Holmlund is out of a coma five months after a life threatening ski crash.  The Olympic bronze medalist suffered a brain injuries and has been in an induced coma following a crash in Italy on Dec. 19.

The Swedish ski federation says the 29-year-old now recognizes family and friends and is able to communicate. The ski federation went on to say that she could be ready to leave the hospital in July, and continue rehabilitation in her home town 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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