Iba Orcho – joint shock photo:

Iba Orcho - joint shock photo:

This summer, Swedish star Ebba Orsho showed a side of herself that very few people have seen. The 21-year-old, who won two Olympic golds in semi-alpine skiing in Beijing, suffers from muscle wasting in her right leg, a side effect of Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome she was born with.

In an Instagram post, Orcho appeared in a bikini on a balcony in Mallorca without covering her legs. The photo received a lot of attention and many media and others Daily newspaperShe mentioned that she showed her leg for the first time.

In an interview with the Swedish SVT I opened up when I decided to post the photo, and the overwhelming response it received afterward. Orshaw says she was among her family when she posted the photo.

– I gave my sister’s mobile phone so she could press publish. Mountain climber says I just hesitated, I did it very fast.

The response was enormous. The next day, several thousand likes appeared, which surprised her very much. She thought she would lose a few followers.

– I have received so much love, I have not seen any mean comment. Many people ask what happened, and then others answer. Everyone supports me.

She adds that she did not expect the photo to receive so much attention.

– of course not. You are floating a bit on the clouds. There are no words for that. But that’s how it should be, it shouldn’t be a “big deal,” Orshaw tells SVT.

At the time of writing, the photo has garnered more than 60 thousand likes.

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