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Dutch Rhythmic Gymnast in Serious Condition
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Two-time Dutch national champion Anna Pobokova is in serious condition after being struck by a car on Monday evening.
Anna Pobokova

Pobokova, 19, was riding her bicycle home from practice in her hometown of Bergen Op Zoom. According to Dutch news reports, she suffered six skull fractures and an eye injury. She is now at St. Elisabeth Hospital in Tilburg.

The Russian-born Pobokova moved to the Netherlands in 1999 at age 13 and became a Dutch citizen in 2002. She was the Dutch national champion in 2003 and 2004. She missed the 2005 season with a back injury, and returned in 2006 to place second at the Dutch national championships. Her best international showing has been 13th at the 2004 Berlin Masters.

Pobokova had been training for a competition in Belgium that takes place this weekend.

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