Paralympic skier from NM recovering after crash

Posted at: 03/10/2014 1:25 PM
Updated at: 03/10/2014 3:01 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

Alana Nichols, 30, is the first U.S. woman to win Paralympic summer and winter gold medals.
Alana Nichols, 30, is the first U.S. woman to win Paralympic summer and winter gold medals.

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.