18 Feb 2014

Russian skier flown to Germany

11:23 am on 18 February 2014

The Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova has been flown to Germany after breaking her back in a training accident at the Winter Olympics and undergoing a six hour operation.

Russian officials say a special flight was laid on to enable the 23-year-old to be treated at a specialist clinic in Munich where she'll have more surgery.

Komissarova's condition is described as serious but stable after an initial operation on Saturday night to attach a metal implant to her spine.