(Photos) Paralympian cyclist: Miracle Happens
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(Photos) Paralympian cyclist: Miracle Happens

Amsterdam : Netherlands | Nov 24, 2011 at 4:39 PM PST
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A Paralympic cyclist Monique van der Vorst, 27, regains her legs after a bike crash, paralysed from the waist down and had been confined to a wheelchair at the age of 13.

The athletic teenager took up hand-cycling and competed nationally and internationally, winning six European and three world championship titles.

In 2008, Monic was hit by a car, which damaged her spinal cord and left her completely paralysed from the waist down. But last year while in training for the 2012 Paralympics in London, she had an accident with another cyclist that suddenly became a miracle, her feet started to tingle, and within months, she was able to walk again.

Monic is no longer qualify to compete in paralympic games, she now shift to women's professional cycling competition.

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Monique on her way to winning silver during the 2008 Paralympic Games in China
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