At twenty-two Enid Sung had not done enough as a rhythmic gymnast to accept her time in retirement, making the Summer Universiade in Taipei a perfect competition to continue her comeback.
Serious injuries have come at disastrous times for the media and communications student at The University of Sydney who will compete at her second World University Games in August.
It is the third time the Strathfield local has been selected for the Unrioos but only the second time she will board the plane after missing out on Gwangju in 2015.
“This will be the third World University Games I have been selected for – two years ago I tore my hamstring the day before I was supposed to fly out,” Sung said from Sydney.
“I’m really excited, I mean this time last year I was doing a Euro trip with my best friend and eating ice-cream three meals a day.
“So I kind of came back to the sport seven months ago.”
During the 2014 season she was very highly ranked in Australia and confident of earning a spot on the national team to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
That was until a serious shoulder injury ruined her season and put her on the sidelines for an extended period, making a return at any stage unlikely.
Sung will be joined by teammate Zoe Ormrod from the Queensland University of Technology and will coached by Krasi Yurukova.
|Rhythmic Gymnastics team:|
|Enid Sund||The University of Sydney|
|Zoe Ormrod||Queensland University of Technology|