“A miracle”: Dutch cyclist Amy Pieters regains consciousness 4 months after disastrous fall


“A miracle”: Dutch cyclist Amy Pieters regains consciousness 4 months after disastrous fall

Amy Pieters

Amy Pieters, a world champion cyclist from Netherlands, has finally regained consciousness after a disastrous fall back in December. She suffered from severe brain damage after a fall in the training sessions.

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“This means that she can communicate slightly non-verbally. Amy recognizes people, understands what is being said and is able to carry out more and more assignments. Doctors cannot yet say what residual symptoms and remaining abilities Amy Pieters will have as a result of the brain injury,” said olympics.nbcsports.com.

World Champion and Olympian Amy Pieters finally regains consciousness

Amy Pieters
Amy Pieters

Pieters is a two time Olympian and a three time World Champion in Madison with Kirsten Wild. She had a life saving operation on December 23rd after a huge training camp fall. She fell into a coma for a long period of time according to the team.

Pieters has been under a specialized intensive neurorehabilitation program since mid-February. She won the Dutch national road race title last June, then placed fourth with Wild in the Tokyo Olympic madison.

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