Updated: 03/10/2014 3:01 PM |
Created: 03/10/2014 1:25 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
SOCHI, Russia -- An alpine skier from Farmington, N.M., is recovering after crashing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.
According to NBC Sports, Alana Nichols and Stephani Victor crashed within a half-hour of each other during the sitting super-G.
Nichols, 30, is the first U.S. woman to win Paralympic Summer and Winter gold medals. After the crash, she posted a message to her Facebook page saying she was going to be OK.
"I am just fine. I was knocked unconscious and had to have stitches in my chin, but feel incredibly blessed to have left the mountain today in the shape I am in," Nichols wrote.
Nichols won silver in the Sochi sitting downhill on Saturday, according to NBC Sports.