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Jun 9, 2014 6:31 AM by Chelsea DeCesare

Colorado gold medalist Amy Van Dyken Rouen in ICU

Amy Van Dyken Rouen, a six-time Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer, is in an intensive care unit in Scottsdale, Arizona after injuries suffered in an all terrain vehicle accident, according to the Arizona Republic.

Amy's brother, David Van Dyken, posted on Facebook that Amy was airlifted to Osborn Medical Center after suffering an injury in the ATV accident Friday.

Rouen became the first U.S. woman to win four golds at one Olympics. She overcame asthma to win the 50-meter freestyle and 100 butterfly at the 1996 Olympics. She also was on two winning relay teams. Rouen added two more Olympic relay golds in 2000.

She is married to former Denver Broncos punter Tom Rouen.

Van Dyken Rouen has lived in Arizona in recent years and works as a radio talk show host.

Rouen is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee Hall of Fame.

She is a Colorado native and attended Colorado State University.

Rouen has tweeted twice since the injury occurred on Friday including a picture that she says her niece and nephew drew for her.

 

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