Kristina Vogel left paralysed after horror training crash

Gold medalist Germany's Kristina Vogel celebrates on the podium after taking part in the women's spr

Two-time Olympic track champion Kristina Vogel is paralysed from the chest down after a horror training crash earlier this year, according to German magazine Der Spiegel . Speaking publicly for the first time since the crash in June, Vogel said that she would not be able to walk again. "It's shit, you cannot say otherwise. No matter how you pack it, I cannot walk anymore," she told Der Spiegel . An 11-time world champion in a variety of sprint disciplines and the reigning individual sprint Olympic champion, Vogel was training on a concrete track in Cottbus with Pauline Grabosch. She reportedly began an acceleration when she collided with another rider at 60kph. She was immediately airlifted to hospital where she was placed in a medically induced coma, and it was later reported that her injuries were life-changing , though minimal information has been given since then. She was operated on ...

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