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Six-time Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen stopped by the “Today” show on Friday morning to talk about her continued recovery after being paralyzed in an ATV accident in June. Joined by her husband, Tom, the swimming legend explained to Matt Lauer how her competitive spirit has helped her rehabilitation and discussed her increased spirituality.
But the inspiring Olympic hero didn’t just talk with Lauer during her 30 Rock visit. Van Dyken-Rouen met and posed for pictures with Usher and Andy Cohen during the show.
As mentioned in her interview, Van Dyken-Rouen was heading to her home to Arizona after the show for the first time since the accident. She expressed her excitement for her homecoming on Twitter.
Could there be a more positive and inspiring person? Good luck, Amy. Everyone is rooting for you.
Hurdler, bobsledder ... ballroom dancer? Yes, Lolo Jones is taking on another new role, as the three-time Olympian will be a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars."
Here is some reaction to Thursday's announcement: