By sportswriter Zhang Rongfeng
June 14 (Xinhua) -- Wang Yan, who dropped from uneven bars and lost
consciousness on Sunday, revived the feeling of right foot and were back on
track of sentience recovery, said Gao Jian, the chief of gymnastic
administration center, here on Thursday.
Wang Yan, who dropped from uneven bars
and lost consciousness on Sunday, revived the feeling of right foot and
were back on track of sentience recovery.(Xinhua Photo)
According to Gao, Wang is getting stronger physically
and the right foot regains the ability to move.
"I visited Wang Yan in hospital yesterday. Wang
expressed her will to cooperate with the doctor and hoped to get well soon. I
suffered similar injury when I was a gymnast in 1968, so I encouraged her by
taking me as an example," said Gao.
"I can sit first and then to walk, even to continue
my gymnastic career as an athlete four four years further after that injury. I
had the spinal fracture in the fifth and sixth bones, while Wang is in the
second and third bones, but it's somewhat a similar case," added Gao.
Wang stumbled on the high bar on her dismount as she
was trying somersaults on the uneven bars on Sunday at China's national
gymnastics championship. According to the on-spot teammates, the whole body lost
balance when Wang tripped over the bar on her dismount action.
Gao is optimistic for Wang to stand up some day.
"Personally, I think she can recuperate. She could only move the toes in the
right foot two days ago, but now she can move the right foot up and down. She
can feel the hurt in the back and left leg and also can feel the tumidness and
an aesthesia on both hands. To doctor's knowledge, it's a good sign. If she
could not feel anything, it's indicating paralysis," said Gao.
The team doctor came up to diagnose but couldn't get
any reaction from Wang just following the downfall. She failed to make a move
with eyes closed and needed an oxygen assistance. About five minutes later, she
was taken to a local bone specialized hospital.
The hospital sends Gao regular text message on Wang's
treatment and recovery. A latest message said:" following are the diagnosis
result this morning -- Wang is going towards positive direction and her muscle
is renewing the ability to react."
Wang is currently under medication for detumescence.
The surgery is feasible only when the bruise levels off.
"It's a fatal portion of the body. The symptom of
dropsy and bruise is obvious and the right foot can make slight move," said the
source from hospital on Tuesday, third day after Wang was hopitalized.
Another Chinese gymnast Sang Lan paralyzed herself as
she lost her balance in vault warm-up in New York goodwill games in 1998. Sang
was disturbed in that accident by a foreign coach, who poked out his head to the
vault at the moment when Sang was making a vault trial.
Sang tumbled over her head and got paralyzed in the
Deadly falldown may paralyze Chinese gymnast Wang
SHANGHAI, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese gymnast Wang Yan, only 15, may suffer a paralysis after she broke her neck in an accidental falldown from uneven bars at the national championship, an insider from the diagnosis group revealed here on
Wang, in a local hospital specializing in bones injury, was diagnosed fracture and dislocation in the second and third spinal bones, according to the source who is unwilling to be named. Full Story