Situation of seriously ill short track star Van Ruijven remains critical NOW

Lara van Ruijven’s medical condition has not changed in the past 48 hours. The 27-year-old short track star is still in an artificial coma in the intensive care unit of a French hospital.

“The situation of Van Ruijven remains critical, despite the good medical care she receives in the hospital of Perpignan,” skating association KNSB reports in a statement on Friday.

“The staff of the Dutch short track selection and Lara’s family are very pleased with the involvement and dedication with which doctors and nursing staff take care of her. They call it ‘admirable’.”