- Disabled girl, 13, becomes world’s second female to complete wheelchair backflip
- She is also reportedly the first female to complete WCMX backflip in Europe
- The ambitions teen is now gearing up for the Wheelchair Motocross Championship next year
A 13-year-old disabled girl has made history by becoming the first female in Europe and second in the world to complete wheelchair backflip.
Lily Rice, from Tenby, who suffers from a condition known as hereditary spastic paraplegia, set the fresh record in Cardiff after practicing for several months.
"I had seen many people doing it, It didn't look that hard. So I wanted to try it out. I looked for a foam pit and practiced until I eventually got it right,” says Rice.
The young and ambitious teen reportedly received her first WCMX chair in Feb this year from the sport's current champion Aaron Fotheringham. She has been practicing with it for the last seven months.
“It seemed a bit scary at first, but now I am very excited,” she said following her outstanding performance in Cardiff.
Rice is now planning to participate in the Wheelchair Motocross Championship. The event is expected to take place in California next year.
Lily Rice - WCMX