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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 the age of 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 extensive recovery work with the physios. After the aforementioned time had passed, Monique felt tingling in her feet again... and one day she got up from it.



His therapist, Dr. Christof Smit, said that one of the accidents he suffered “apparently uncovered the blockage and recovery began.
“It's difficult to explain it medically.” Van der Vorst cannot run yet and her next goal is to do so 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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