Condition of American in knifing attacks improves

Aug. 11, 2008, 12:23 a.m. (ET)

BEJING (AP) A spokesman for the U.S. Olympics Committee says the condition of the American woman who was attacked on the opening weekend of the Olympics has improved.

Darryl Seibel told The Associated Press on Monday that Barbara Bachman's condition has been upgraded from critical to stable. Mrs. Bachman was with her husband, Todd Bachman, when they were attacked by a Chinese man in Beijing.

Bachman, the father of former Olympian Elisabeth Bachman, was killed in the bizarre attack Saturday at the Drum Tower. His wife and a Chinese tour guide were also stabbed. The assailant then threw himself from the ancient monument, committing suicide.

Seibel said Mrs. Bachman's family and the U.S. Olympics committee are "very, very, very happy to report her condition is upgraded."

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