The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)
Judo star wakes from coma after Vietnam crash
A British judo star critically injured in a motorbike accident in Vietnam has woken from her coma and reached for her father’s hand.
Commonwealth medallist Stephanie Inglis, 27, from Inverness, has been in hospital since the crash last month but has now responded to her family for the first time.
On arrival at hospital yesterday her parents, Robert and Alison, found her with one eye open. Her mother asked Stephanie to blink if she could hear them and she did so, before reaching out for her father’s hand.
The sport star’s supporters are celebrating the latest milestone in her recovery.
A post on the Save Steph Facebook page said: “Today has been filled with extremes of emotion for Stephanie, her parents and family.”