Disabled athlete Monique van der Vorst was paralyzed from the hip down since the age of 13. She participated at the Beijing Paralympics and won 2 silver medals for handcycling.
She had an accident when she was training in her wheelchair for the 2012 London Paralympics. She was hit by a bicycle and had to recover from the trauma. It’s a miracle, as her feet began to tingle and… suddenly she could move them again.She made her first steps in July 2010. According to Monique, she felt just like a child learning to walk.
Doctors can’t explain this miracle. As for Monique, she decided to join the Rabobank women’s professional bicycle racing team. She wishes to compete as a top-class able-bodied athlete in the 2016 Olympic Games.