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From broken hip to my first Paralympics

A woman who broke her hip while roller-skating at the age of 12, forcing her to abandon her dream of playing football, has said she cried when she found out she had a place on the GB women’s wheelchair basketball team at the Paralympics.

Lucy Robinson, from Mountsorrel in Leicestershire, said: “None of us expected it and I just started crying.”

The primary school teacher, who is the youngest member of the team, was diagnosed with avascular necrosis following her injury, meaning the blood supply to the end of her bones is disrupted.

She said she wanted to inspire other young people to change their life through sport.

Video journalist: Chris Waring

Humira Saqib

Humira Saqib (born 1980) is an Afghan journalist and women's human rights activist. She is one of the leading activists who through her writings in the magazine Negah-e-Zan (A Vision of Women) and in Afghan Women's News Agency, has been protesting against extreme forms of harassment against women in her radically Islamic country. She pleads that the parliament should enact laws for "Elimination of Violence against Women and enforce it vigorously.... Education, is also a key to changing mentalities around women's roles in society."[1][2][3] She is now pursuing her efforts to further women's rights by working for the women's news agency as a writer and editor.[

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