BMX star Willoughby progresses to a crawl
AUSTRALIAN Olympian Sam Willoughby says his recovery from the BMX cycling crash that paralysed him continues positively.
But he accepts his racing days are over, focusing on walking fiancee Alise Post down the aisle when they marry on December 31.
Willoughby, a London Olympics silver medallist in 2012, has progressed from cycling on a stationary bike to crawling on his hands and knees. The 25- year- old from Adelaide said he was constantly improving at rehabilitation exercises.
“I can ride the bike pretty easily now and am doing quite a bit of crawling,” Willoughby told News Corp Australia from the United States, where he’s receiving treatment.
“I’ve progressed to using ankle weights when I do that now to try to strengthen up whatever function I’ve got in my hips.”
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