“I started competing in gymnastics again in 2013, about 13 years after I first retired and nine years after having my daughter, Yarlana. A lot of people laughed at the idea that I could get back to a high level, but that just fuelled me even more. It hasn’t been easy, though. Physically, when I first came back, I thought I was going to die. The skills were still there – you never forget them – but my body is completely different now from when I was 18."