After the horrendous leg break suffered by Samir Ait Said yesterday, there has been another terrible accident at the Rio Olympics.
Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten was in the lead and nearing the end of her race when she lost control and crashed head first into the pavement.
It was a scary moment, as van Vleuten lay motionless after the terrible crash.
WATCH: The Moment Dutch Cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten crashes face first into pavement
Annemiek van Vleuten’s Condition is Stable
Van Vleuten suffered 3 spinal fractures and a concussion, and is being kept overnight for observation. The head of the International Cycling Union says Van Vleuten, “continues to be under examination”, but thankfully has “no serious medical problem”.
Annemeik Van Vleuten updates fans from her Twitter account
I am now in the hospital with some injuries and fractures, but will be fine. Most of all super disappointed after best race of my career.
— Annemiek van Vleuten (@AvVleuten) August 8, 2016
Hopefully Annemiek van Vleuten and Samir Ait Said will recover well. Let’s also hope Day 3 of the Olympics can avoid any major injuries.
Read more about Annemiek Van Vleuten
- THE INDEPENDENT: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/rio-2016-annemiek-van-vleuten-crash-video-womens-road-race-conscious-hospital-a7177806.html
- RIO 2016: https://www.rio2016.com/en/news/annemiek-van-vleuten-accident-during-women-road-cycling-race
- THE GUARDIAN: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/aug/07/annemiek-van-vleuten-intensive-care-olympic-road-race