Olympic Champ Amy Van Dyken Released From Hospital

The Olympic gold medalist says she feels 1,000 times better since severing her spine in June.
1:31 | 08/15/14

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Back live and a big victory for olympic champion Amy van dyken-rouen. The six-time gold medalist is back home after that accident in June ha severed her spine. ABC's Brandi Hitt has her story. Reporter: With her big smile had morning olympic swimmer Amy van dyken-rouen is celebrating a big milestone finally released from a Colorado hospital. I've met some amazing people here and they've really changed the way I think. Van dyken-rouen stretching for the gold. Reporter: The six-time olympic medalist paralyzed from the waist down and in a wheelchair after severing her spine in an atv accident back in June. Amy's long road to recovery has been a public one sharing each sobering step online for two months. The toughest thing, I'll say the first time I went into the swimming pool because I'm not doing therapy, I'm swimming laps. Reporter: Even setting sail. She's been incredibly inspirational anyone let down. Reporter: She doesn't plan to stop now. I feel like I'll do everything. I'm going to ride bikes. I'm going to mountain climb and get my driver's license. Reporter: Amy is also determined to find a cure for spinal cord injuries and olympic champion and activist that now prefers a new title. Proud paraplegic, absolutely. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Brandi Hitt, ABC news, Los Angeles.

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