A young woman was left paralysed from the neck down when she fell from a piece of exercise equipment while doing sit-ups at the gym. Marcelle Mancuso is a 23-year-old law graduate from São José do Rio Preto in Brazil. In January 2016, Mancuso was performing a simple inverted sit-up at the gym when the accident occurred. An inverted sit-up involves lying backwards on a piece of apparatus and doing sit-ups, with your head being the closest part of your body to the floor. “It was just another normal day of training,” Mancuso said.