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Showjumper Athina Onassis de Miranda has back injury

Showjumper Athina Onassis de Miranda is in hospital with a spinal injury following a fall from a horse yesterday (13 November).

The heiress, who with her husband sponsors the Athina Onassis International Horse Show in Rio — part of the Global Champions Tour, “had a bad accident yesterday” a press release states.

“Whilst training at home she fell from her horse. She has a dorsal spinal injury [a back rather than neck injury],” reads the statement.

It adds that her husband and fellow showjumper Alvaro Affonso de Miranda Neto, known as “Doda”, is “close by her side at the hospital”.

“It is a very bad injury but we are happy, it could have been much worse,” said Mr de Miranda Neto. “She will make a complete recovery.”

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