Motorcycle champ Ana Carrasco has shown fans her gruesome ‘zipper’ scar which runs right down her back after she broke two vertebrae during a test run.
She became the first woman in history to win a World Championship in solo motorcycle road racing and underwent the op after coming off her bike during a practice run in Portugal.
The Spanish rider, 23, is now recovering from her operation at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona.
She wrote on Instagram: “They say that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger… well here we are, wanting to come back stronger than ever!”
Ana claimed the 2018 World Supersport 300 Championship riding a Kawasaki Ninja 400 with the David Salom Junior Team
The Supersport 300 rider fractured two vertebrae during a trial circuit at the Estoril race track in Portugal on September 10.
She took part in her first competition in 2013, and was the youngest woman to ever compete in such a race.
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Fans wished the rider a speedy recovery after she shared news of her accident on Instagram. One told her: "You are so brave to keep smiling, you are an inspiration.
Another said: "Get well soon Ana, hopefully you will be riding again soon."
It is hoped she will be walking in a few days and then should be able to start physio in a few weeks.
Revealing the news of the accident, she wrote on Instagram: "Hello all! My move to Barcelona was perfect and I’m already in the best hands!
"Waiting for the results of the last tests and eager to recover as soon as possible! Thank you all for the amount of messages and support I'm receiving! We will come back stronger!
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