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Paralympic medallist walks again

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Monique Van der Vorst

Monique Van der Vorst, a Paralympic silver medallist in hand cycling, lost the use of her legs as a result of an operation that went wrong and an accident when she was a teenager.

The 27-year-old from the Netherlands had another accident while training last year and, in an extraordinary twist, she regained the use of her legs.

She describes her unexplained recovery and her search for a new identity after being disqualified from competing in the Paralympics - which has resulted in her being offered a contract with a professional road cycling team.


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