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Amy Van Dyken-Rouen out of intensive care

Olympic champion swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen has been moved from intensive care to a regular hospital room, nine days after severing her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident.

ATV accident left former Olympic champion swimmer paralyzed

Amy van Dyken-Rouen won four gold medals at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and two more in Sydney before retiring. Now paralyzed following an ATV accident, she will continue her rehabilitation in her hometown of Denver. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

Olympic champion swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen has been moved from intensive care to a regular hospital room, nine days after severing her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident.

Hospital spokeswoman Jamie Grimm says the six-time gold medallist was in good condition and moved from the ICU on Sunday morning.

Van Dyken-Rouen was injured June 6 when the ATV she was driving hit a curb and hurtled off a drop-off near Show Low. The accident left her paralyzed, though her family says it's unclear if she will remain that way.

The 41-year-old swimmer plans to do her rehabilitation at a Denver-area hospital.

She won four gold medals at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and two more in Sydney before retiring.

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