Lily de la Cour started the year on an all time high with being awarded the Celtic Ross West Cork Sports Star of the Year which came only a month after she won gold at the WAKO championships in 2015. She went on to dominate and win her weight class at WAKO Irish Open International in Dublin, Ireland. Everything was coming up Lily. Then the tragedy occurred – she twisted her ankle while sparring leaving her with a minor tear in her tendon.
It might not sound like a major injury but for a kickboxer it is extremely serious. In Lily’s case, she was out for the final seven months of the season and in early 2017 she is still rehabing from the injury but she is on the mend. She says that she only expects another 90 or so days before she is back at a hundred percent which will come just in time to get ready in a hurry for the upcoming season. She is hoping for a big year once she comes back from her injury – she hopes to defend her WAKO title as well as looks to improve.