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A back flip in a wheelchair ?

Is this really possible we thought? Having seen the video we have to say yes - Lily has perfected wheelchair backflip and what a sight it is !

Lily Rice from Pembrokeshire in Wales is possibly the first European girl to have performed the back flip in a wheelchair. Lily accomplished this awesome trick at Rampworld in Cardiff where wheelchairs, scooters and BMX bikes are encouraged to use the facility of ramps provided by the non-profit making charity set up to provide a progressive indoor Extreme sports training facility for South Wales.

To see Lily career down the steep ramp in her wheelchair is scary enough but to see her then leave the ramp and conclude the full flip somersault is simply brilliant. Her self-propelled wheelchair copes with the jump and landing comfortably but has seen a few knocks in practice as Lily perfected this wheelchair stunt.

To say Lily is brace is an understatement. But clearly being a wheelchair user has not stemmed her confidence and if anything she looks to be having the time of her life as she flings her and her chair around the ramps.

Lily who suffers from hereditary spastic paraplegia needs the wheelchair as the condition causes weakness in her lower body leaving her unable to walk. Her upper body however is strong and allows her to hurl herself and the wheelchair about with ease to complete the back flip.

Lily hopes to take part in the forthcoming Wheelchair Moto X championships in the US next year and we wish her all the best of luck from UK Wheelchairs.