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Olympic freestyle skiing medalist out of coma from December crash

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Swedish skier Anna Holmlund is out of a coma and verbally communicating, five months after suffering brain injuries in a training crash.

Holmlund, a Sochi Olympic ski cross bronze medalist, recognizes family and friends, showing improvement in the last month, according to the Swedish ski federation.

It’s unknown if Holmlund will make further improvements, a Swedish national team doctor said. If everything goes as planned, she can leave the hospital in July.

Holmlund won the 2015 and 2016 World Cup season titles in ski cross, which made its Olympic debut in 2010.

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Ski cross champion’s condition improves, still unconscious

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Swedish skier Anna Holmlund‘s condition has improved since hitting her head in a Dec. 19 training crash, causing bleeding in her brain, and being put in a medically induced coma.

Holmlund was moved out of an intensive-care unit and now breathes without the help of a ventilator, but she hasn’t regained consciousness, according to the Swedish Ski Association on Monday.

Holmlund overcame pneumonia early on during her hospitalization. Her condition has stabilized. No new bleeding has been found in her brain, according to the ski federation.

Holmlund, a 29-year-old ski cross racer, took bronze at the Sochi Olympics and won the last two World Cup season titles.

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World’s top ski cross racer in coma after training crash

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Swedish skier Anna Holmlund was put in a medically induced coma after hitting her head in a training crash, causing her to lose consciousness as well as bleeding in her brain, according to the Swedish Ski Association and Reuters.

Holmlund, 29, was training in Italy before a World Cup race Tuesday.

The Swedish Ski Association said it would provide more updates as they become available.

Holmlund took bronze at the Sochi Olympics and won the last two World Cup season titles.

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