Many many thanks to the anon in the previous entries that brought THIS AWESOME NEWS to my attention (Brindabella, too, who sent me a photo of the paper). Dasha's back in the gym! Sound the trumpets, shower the confetti, release the doves!
Significant quotes from the linked article are...
"She is finally ready to get back into training and is testing the waters to see how her body holds up," Chetkovich said.
"She has not committed herself to any specific goals and would like to see if she still enjoys training at top level."
"Daria has been out for 12 months so you can say it would probably take the same amount of time to get back again," she said.
"In the first instance we have to see how her body responds to training and then decide whether she still enjoys being in the gym."
Chetkovich believes the Commonwealth Games in October may be beyond Joura with selection trials scheduled for Perth in July.
"I would think it is too early but you can never say never," she said. "When you have had that amount of time off and get back too quickly you risk overuse injury."
I hope she can do it and do it to a level that fulfills her. She deserves a new lease on her competition life. We love this girl.
Happy clappy sappy 18th birthday to my favourite Smallfreckly Amber Fulljames!
Team (B)Ambi has a party bus on standby. Rock on, little one! Enjoy the day!