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Norwich cyclist Vicky Williamson in 'no rush to get back on the track'

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Donovan Blake.

Team GB's Vicky Williamson says she is in no rush to get back on the track, after suffering serious injuries in a crash in Holland nine months ago.

The Norwich-born cyclist fractured her neck and back, dislocated her pelvis and slipped a disc in her neck after colliding with Elis Ligtlee during the omnium final.

Following the crash, Vicky was uncertain of the long-term future of her career. Credit: Vicky Williamson

After the crash Vicky was told she would never walk again. She says she was lucky not to be paralysed.

You are really fortunate to be able to walk and not be paralysed- in that sense it has put life into perspective. I am just thankful that I was lucky enough to be not paralysed. Now I am just getting back to training, and hopefully back to the top again.

– Vicky Williamson
Vicky feared that her career would be over after the crash Credit: Vicky Williamson

Vicky is hoping to slowly get back onto the track and says she she couldn't have done it without the support of her family.

A thumbs up from Vicky from her hospital bed Credit: Vicky Williamson

Vicky is set to get married next year, and says she is happy that she is still here and will now try her hardest to get back where she was.

Vicky sustained a dislocated and broken pelvis with damaged vertebrae in her back and neck Credit: Vicky Williamson

Having missed out on the Rio Olympics, Vicky is now targeting the next Commonwealth games. She says it is amazing to be walking again, let alone thinking about competing.