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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