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Dutch cyclist Jelle van Gorkom, who won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, was in a coma on Wednesday following a crash which left him with a damaged skull, officials said.

The 27-year-old was hurt after an accident in training at the national sports centre at Papendal near Arnhem in the east of the country.

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“After the accident, Jelle van Gorkom was taken to hospital. He has broken ribs, a fracture to the face, a tear in the skull and damage to the liver, spleen and kidneys. He is being kept in a coma at the moment,” said a statement on the Royal Dutch Cycling Union website.