‘You’ll be able to change your life with sport’


A woman who broke her hip while roller skating at the age of 12, forcing her to give up her dream of playing football, said she cried when she learned she had a place on the UK women’s wheelchair basketball team at the Paralympics.

Lucy Robinson of Mountsorrel, Leicestershire said, “Neither of us expected this and I just started crying.”

The elementary school teacher, the youngest member of the team, was diagnosed with avascular necrosis after her injury, which means that the blood supply to the ends of the bones has been cut off.

She said she wanted to inspire other young people to change their lives through exercise.

Video journalist: Chris Waring

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