A Paralympic champion walks again

The Dutch Monique Van der Vorst, double Paralympic cycling champion in Beijing 2008, world champion and winner of an ironman triathlon

Monique lost mobility in both legs after undergoing surgery at age 13 to correct a sprained ankle that went wrong. After suffering two accidents in recent years, she felt pain in her back and was hospitalized.

Nine months ago, training in Mallorca, he was hit by another cyclist, which led him to carry out heavy recovery work with the physios. After the aforementioned time, Monique felt her feet tingling again ... and one day she got up.

 

 

His therapist, Dr. Christof Smit, said that one of the accidents he suffered “apparently uncovered the blockage and recovery began.
"It is difficult to explain it medically." Van der Vorst still can't run and her next goal is to do it in the demanding Ironman triathlon like a normal athlete.

Despite the immense greatness of the news, Monique is left with a pity, not being able to compete in London 2012.

Source: www.marca.com

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