Van Dyken-Rouen taking next step in recovery

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (AP) - Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is transferring to a Colorado hospital to continue rehabilitation from injuries she suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident two weeks ago.

Van Dyken-Rouen will take a medical flight from Scottsdale to Denver on Wednesday so she can rehab at Craig Hospital, which specializes in spine injures.

The six-time gold medalist severed her spinal cord and broke several ribs in the June 6 ATV crash near Show Low. She had no feeling in her legs and feet after the accident, and said last week that she is still paralyzed.

Van Dyken-Rouen was the first American woman to win four gold medals in one games at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and won two more at Sydney four years later before retiring from competition.

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