Paralympic medallist walks again

Last updated at 16:48
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A woman who was paralysed when she was a teenager has amazingly regained the use of her legs.

Monique Van der Vorst became a paralympian and won two silver medals in hand cycling at the Paralympics.

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Monique won two Paralympic silver medals in hand cycling

But last year, while on her specially-adapted bike, she was hit by another cyclist.

Shortly after the accident she began to feel tingling in her feet for the first time in years.

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Monique now enjoys cycling

It took her a really long time to recover and learn how to walk again.

Now that Monique can use her legs she isn't allowed to compete as a Paralympian.

But she has been offered a contract with a professional road cycling team.

Monique is now looking forward to the future and competing against other cyclists.