Paralympic star Martine relives the horror of 7/7

Martine Wright.
Martine Wright.

A PARALYMPIC athlete has spoken on TV for the first time about the full horror of losing her legs in the 7/7 London bombings.

Martine Wright, from Tring, survived the bombings and will now represent Britain in the sitting volleyball squad this summer.

She was on television describing what happened to her the moment the blast ripped through the train carriage she was sitting in just feet away from suicide bomber Shehzad Tanweer.

She was one of more than 50 people whose shocking testimonials were gathered for BBC documentary 7/7: One Day In London.

The programme aired on Monday night and is still available to view on BBC iPlayer.

Martine describes the moments after the blast explaining that she was wearing her new Adidas trainers for first time.

She said: “I could see it on top of the metal with blood all over and thought: ‘That’s my trainer, what’s it doing up there?’ – not really realising, I know now what the extent of my injuries were – but not realising that the trainer was still attached to my leg.”