A woman who lost both her legs in the 7/7 terrorist attacks in 2005 is to compete in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Martine Wright will compete in this year's games with the sitting volleyball team, who qualified for the Paralympics for the very first time.

Wright, 39, from Tring, Hertfordshire, was one of the last people to be pulled from the wreckage of the blown-up Tube train in Aldgate in 2005.

She lost nearly three quarters of her blood following the explosion before she was rescued by off-duty police officer Elizabeth Kenworthy.

She had to undergo major nine operations before learning to walk again at Queen Mary's Hospital in Roehampton.

During an interview with ITN news, Wright describes her disbelief at the bnews she is going to be taking part in such a huge sporting event following the loss of her legs.

"If you'd said to me 10 years ago: 'Martine, by the way, you're going to become an elite sportswoman who is going to maybe take part in the pinnacle of all events, you know the Olympics, the Paralympics', I would have told you that you were absolutely mad," she said.

"I was a real lucky one. It was awful to be part of that awful day but I was lucky because I survived to be able to create new dreams from something so negative."

The inclusion of the volleyball team means that Great Britain will be represented in every Paralympic sport for the first time in history.

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