Gold medalist Rouen hurt in Arizona ATV accident

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26 Jul 1996: Amy Van Dyken of the USA celebrates her win in the Womesn 50m Freestyle Final during the 1996 Olympic Games at Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
Amy Van Dyken of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 50 meter freestyle at the1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Friday July 26, 1996. (AP Photo/Denis Paquin)
25 Jun 2000: Amy Van Dyken swims in the Womens Freestyle during the Santa Clara International Invitational at the Santa Clara International Swim Center Santa Clara, California.Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
The U.S. women's 4x100 freestyle relay team embrace after winning the gold medal and setting a world record at the Summer Olympics Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000 at the International Aquatic Centre in Sydney. From left are Dara Torres, Courtney Shealy, Amy Van Dyken, back to camera, and Jenny Thompson. The team won with a time of 3:36.61. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)
Amy Van Dyken of Lone Tree, Colo, reacts to setting a new Olympic Trials record after winning her heat in the semi-finals of the women's 50-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000. Van Dyken finished with a time of 24.93 seconds. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Outside Guide for Hi Country Antiquing in Fort Collins on Monday, November 22, 2010. A Wheaties box of cereal with Coloradian Amy Van Dyken on the front at Itchy's Flea Market and Sports Card Shop at 6132 S. College Ave. Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post (Photo By Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Amy Van Dyken of the United States listens to the national anthem after receiving the gold medal in the women's 50 meter freestyle at the1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Friday July 26, 1996. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)
25 Jun 2000: Amy Van Dyken dives into the pool at the start of her heat during the Santa Clara International Invitational at the Santa Clara International Swim Center Santa Clara, California.Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
16 Sep 2000: Amy Van Dyken, Dara Torres and Courtney Shealy of the United States celebrate after winning the Women's 4 x 100 meter Freestyle Relay Final at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia during the 2000 Summer Olympics. Mandatory Credit: Nick Wilson /Getty Images
NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 10: Amy Van Dyken attends Fifth Annual American Sports ESPY Awards on February 10, 1997 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
13 Aug 2000: Amy Van Dyken is swimming during the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials at the I.U. Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana.Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
American Amy Van Dyken holds up the gold medal that she won in the women's 100 meter butterfly at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Tuesday, July 23, 1996. (AP Photo/Hans Deryk)
ATLANTA, GA - JULY 26: Amy Van Dyken of the US bites her fourth gold medal of the 1996 Olympic Games, won in the women's 50m freestyle event 26 July. Van Dyken is the first US woman to win four gold medals in one Olympics. (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) AFP-IOPP/Tim CLARY (Photo credit should read AFP-IOP/AFP/Getty Images)
American Amy Van Dyken reacts after finishing her leg of the 4 X 100 freestyle relay at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Monday, July 22, 1996. The United States team won the gold medal. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)
16 Sep 2000: Jenny Thompson, Courtney Shealy, Dara Torres, Amy Van Dyken of the USA stand for the National Anthem as they recieve the Gold Medal in the Womens 4x100 Free Relay Event during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Austraila.Mandatory Credit: Donald Miralle /Allsport
Denver Broncos side line reporter for 850 KOA Amy Van Dyken. Reporting on the Broncos vs the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, October 7th, 2007 at Invesco Field. Andy Cross / The Denver Post (Photo By Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
E366502 3/25/00 Phoenix, AZ. Olympian Amy Van Dyken and her companion Kyle Rouen arrive for Fight Night VI, a charity event to benefit the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center. Photo by Mike Fiala/Online USA, Inc.
Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken, right, and Denver Broncos punter Tom Rouen pose before going into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame dinner in Denver, Thursday, March 1, 2001, where Van Dyken and five other Colorado sports figures were honored. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
16 Jan 1998: Jenny Thompson and Amy Van Dyken of the United States celebrate during the World Swimming Championships at Challenge Stadium in Perth, Australia.
UNITED STATES - JULY 23: SCHWIMMEN: ATLANTA 1996 100m Delphin FRAUEN 23.7.96, Amy VAN DYKEN - USA (GOLD) (Photo by Mark Sandten/Bongarts/Getty Images)
10 Feb 1996: Amy Van Dyken of the USA during a heat at the National Swimming Championships in Orlando, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
INDIANAPOLIS, UNITED STATES: US swimmer Amy Van Dyken raises her fist after winning the Women's 100 meter freestyle finals during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis 06 March. AFP PHOTO Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken was airlifted to a hospital over the weekend after an accident on an all-terrain vehicle left her with no feeling in her feet or legs.

The 46-year-old swimmer, who goes by her married name Van Dyken Rouen, was injured Friday evening, according to a Show Low Police Department report. The ATV was driving hit a curb in a restaurant parking lot and sent her flying over a drop-off between 5 to 7 feet.

Rouen was found lying on the ground next to the ATV and told EMS personnel she could not move her toes or feel anything touching her legs, the report said. She was strapped to a backboard and airlifted to Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman did not immediately return calls for an update on her condition.

A witness at the scene said he saw Rouen launch over the curb and found her unresponsive when he arrived on the scene, the report added. Rouen was not wearing a helmet at the time, but apparently did not suffer head trauma.

Her husband, former Denver Broncos punter Tom Rouen, told police officers he had changed the throttle mechanism on the ATV from a thumb accelerator to a twist accelerator a few days before the accident, though wasn't sure if it was a factor in the accident. He also said Amy had not been drinking alcohol that evening.

Rouen was a huge star at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where she became the first U.S. female athlete to win four gold medals in a single games. She captured the 50-meter freestyle and 100 butterfly and also competed on the winning relay teams in the 400 free and 400 medley.

Four years later at Sydney, she added two more golds in the 400 free and 400 medley relays before retiring from competition.

In 2003, she was among numerous prominent athletes who testified before a grand jury investigating the BALCO doping scandal. Rouen never tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during her career.

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