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Aleksandra Chichikova

Belarussian student wins inaugural Miss Wheelchair World pageant

WARSAW: In her elegant evening dress and perfectly styled hair and make-up, Maria Diaz looks like any beauty pageant contestant -- except for the wheelchair she has been confined to since being shot by a stranger ten years ago. Maria is one of 24 young women who gathered in Warsaw on Saturday to compete for the first-ever title of Miss Wheelchair World. "It doesn't matter who wins the crown. We are all winners," said the 28-year-old from Chile, who is a professional wheelchair tennis player. "It's our first…