Olympic medallist Jelle van Gorkom in coma after suffering serious injuries in BMX training crash

Dutch rider in a coma for the second time in his career

Jelle van Gorkom after winning the silver medal in the BMX at the 2016 Olympic Games

(Image credit: David Ramos/Getty Images)

Jelle van Gorkom, who won a silver medal in the BMX event at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Jaineiro, is in a coma following a serious crash while training in the Netherlands.

Van Gorkom crashed at the beginning of a training session at the Dutch National Sports Centre in Papendal near Arnheim, falling at the bottom of the starting ramp.

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