Olympic Record-Setting Swimmer Severs Spine

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Amy_Van_Dyken.jpg.w240h467Six-time Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Amy Van Dyken Rouen was seriously injured in an ATV accident on Friday. She had been driving the ATV through a parking lot at Torreon Golf Club when witnesses said she launched over a curb. The Associated Press reported that she severed her spine. Amy, 41, is in the ICU of a Scottsdale hospital and is listed in good condition.

“I’d gone to two Olympics. I got six gold medals. I had world records, American records,” she explained to Women’s Adventure a few years ago. We’re confident that Amy, proud of her athletic accomplishments and satisfied with her passionate charity work, will make a strong recovery.

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Last modified: June 12, 2014

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