Judo; Commonwealth Games silver medalist wakes from coma

Stephanie Inglis

British judo star Stephanie Inglis, who was given a one per cent chance of survival after a motorcycle crash in Vietnam, has woken from her coma.

The Commonwealth Games silver medalist suffered head injuries when her skirt got caught in the wheel of the vehicle and pulled her off the bike last month.

The freak accident happened on May 10 as she made her way to a school in Ha Long where she had been teaching English to disadvantaged children for the previous four months.

The 27-year-old Scot, who finished runner-up to England’s Nekoda Smythe Davis in the women’s under 57 kilograms category at Glasgow 2014, has been in a medically-induced coma ever since.

When Inglis’ parents, Robert and Alison, arrived at the hospital yesterday morning, her mother asked her to blink if she could hear them.

She did so, and then proceeded to reach out for her father’s hand.


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