Dasha Joura is retiring from gymnastics, according to PerthNow.
"In a lot of ways I have some unfinished business, or whatever you want to call it," Joura said. "Obviously my career didn't end on a note that I am happy with it ending on.
"But I also feel like I'm at the stage of my life where I need some stability in my future and I want to pursue some of my other passions.
"My parents would love to have me back in the gym, but I don't think it's necessarily the right place for me."
We love you, Dash.
Very best wishes in all your pursuits from here. You were a thoroughly entertaining performer and consistently positive team member. Thank you for your wonderful contributions to gymnastics and congratulations on an incredible competitive career. You and your smile will be missed.
A brief and faffy editorial, if you will indulge me-
Daria Joura. Or, to the gymnastics world, just "Dasha". Toepoint to die for, killer acrobatic skills, a fearless competitive drive, enviable fluidity of movement, endless enthusiasm, unrivalled presentation on floor and a staredown that would intimidate captivate not just the judges but the first five rows of spectators sitting directly behind the judges. Not many gymnasts have their formidable reputation summed up by the mere utterance of their first name (and first name only). Gymnastics in Australia had a wonderful ambassador in Dasha.
I am throwing roses on the stage in farewell of one sassy, daring, unforgettable leading lady of Australian gymnastics.