Paraplegic Athlete Makes Miraculous Recovery, Sets Sights on Rio Olympics

Paraplegic Athlete Makes Miraculous Recovery, Sets Sights on Rio Olympics

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Monique van der Vorst - Facebook photoMonique van der Vorst has completed a remarkable transformation – from Paralympic athlete to road racing cyclist with a top professional team.

The 27-year-old Dutch rider signed with the Rabobank women’s team, meaning the former wheelchair and handcycle racer will now line up against elite able-bodied cyclists.

Van der Vorst lost the use of her legs as a young teenager following ankle surgery. But she didn’t lose her drive and determination.

(WATCH the video below from the BBC, or READ the article in Huffington Post)

 

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