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Cyclist suffers injuries while training for Paralympics

A Paralympic cyclist has suffered personal injuries after being involved in a road traffic accident.

The 33-year-old woman had been using her hand-cycle in a time trial near Guildford when the accident took place earlier this month. She was just six minutes into the cycle ride when she collided with a car along the A31.

She suffered personal injuries to her shoulder and whiplash as a result of the crash and now faces a race to recover in time for the London Paralympics, which start on the 29th August.

The cyclist has previously raced in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing where she won a gold medal and in 2010 she became a double world champion.

The woman suffers from reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a rare malfunction of the nervous system, which has led to her having both legs amputated. The condition also means it takes longer for her to recover from injuries.

She is currently receiving treatment from the cycling team GB's doctor and personal injury solicitors are looking into the road traffic accident.



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