"When I looked back and think of the pain I was in, I don’t know how I did it,” she says. “I was literally spending hours vomiting and five minutes later, I’d have to go and compete.
“I never really spoke about it. I hated having that excuse for why you lose: ‘Oh, I was sick.’ It sounds like you’re being a bad loser, but really, that was what was going on.
“You want to be a little bit humble or gracious in defeat so you just say ‘well done’. At the same time, I got so bad that I just did nothing about it."