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World champion in weightlifting is recovering after car crash in Armenia

01:12, 22.06.2011 Region: Armenia

YEREVAN. - World champion in weightlifting Nazik Avdalyan is recovering. She will soon visit doctors to undergo an examination, the champion stated in a conversation with Armenian News-NEWS.am. Avdalyan feels good, however has not yet been engaged in sports.

Avdalyan stressed that doctors have not yet said whether she will return to competitive athletics or not, saying it will take her a year to recover.

At present the world champion does not drive a car. “I am not driving a car, but I will,” Avdalyan said. She is going to have a rest with her husband in summer.

As Armenian News-NEWS.am reported earlier, Nazik Avdalyan had undergone a spinal fixation (vertebral) surgery on April 28.

She had a car accident in Armenia, on Gyumri-Vanadzor highway, near Jajur village on April 26. She was taken to Gyulbenkyan hospital in Gyumri. Avdalyan suffered a spinal fracture and received an injury of bone marrow.

Avdalyan was transferred to Erebuni medical centre in Yerevan on Wednesday. The athlete was hospitalized with diagnosis of combined spinal and chest trauma.

Previously, on January 3, 2011 Nazik Avdalyan had another car accident in Artik town. Her Mercedes collided with a barrier near a military unit. The champion was not injured at that time.

Armenia News - NEWS.am

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