March 15, 2009
Report: British Olympic hopeful in coma
Rosie Chinery, a talented Olympic hopeful, remains in a coma after recently breaking her neck in a fall from her horse, her family says.
The 18-year-old native of Great Yeldham, Essex, was training a point-to-point horse in Newmarket when she was thrown from the saddle last Wednesday, the Daily Mail reported.
Chinery has not regained while hospitalized, the British newspaper said.
It (was) a horse she has ridden for the past two years, her grandfather, Aubrey Chinery, 73, told the Mail.
She was going up a hill very fast and the horse either had a heart attack or collapsed, and catapulted her off. She hit the ground at 50 or 60 miles per hour. The doctors said it is not a serious break in her neck but they will not know how badly affected she is until she comes round.