Leg horror was Maria's lucky break

A GYMNAST whose leg was smashed in a freak trampoline accident is facing a bright future today - after falling in love with the man she was bouncing with at the time.

By Richard Cornwell

A GYMNAST whose leg was smashed in a freak trampoline accident is facing a bright future today after falling in love with the man she was bouncing with at the time.

For sports coach Maria Chapman, the freak accident which shattered her leg was the worst and most painful moment of her life.

But now she is bouncing back to fitness – and has found love on the way with the man who was with her when she suffered her horrific injury.


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Maria, 29, has amazed doctors with how quickly her leg has mended and her determination to carry on life as normal.

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