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SKATING CHAMP RELEASED AFTER CONCUSSION

World champion pairs skater Tatiana Totmianina was released from the hospital Sunday, a day after suffering a concussion in a fall during the free skating program at Skate America in Pittsburgh.

Totmianina fell to the ice Saturday night when partner Maxim Marinin was performing a one-handed lift.

Speaking to reporters from a wheelchair at Mercy Hospital on Sunday, Totmianina said she has little memory of anything that happened Saturday.

She sported a bruise on her right eye but joked with journalists about the move that led to her injury.

"Actually, it wasn't something unusual . . . but it wasn't successful," she said. "How it happened, I don't remember. . . . Yesterday, I don't remember almost anything."

Her coach, Oleg Vasiliev, said the fall occurred because of a technical error but wouldn't elaborate.

Dr. Larry Jones, the chief of trauma at the hospital just blocks from Mellon Arena, where the accident occurred, said CT scans, X-rays and neurological tests were all negative.

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