“It feels like just yesterday that I was flying home for surgery.”
After intensive rehab following reconstruction to her knee that took her out of the World Championships and unable to finish the World Cup season, Brockhoff was always one hundred percent convinced that not only would she be back, but better. The time allowed the seven-time World Cup medallist (including three gold), to strengthen mind, body and soul.
After returning to snow in the domestic season under the watchful eye of OWIA Head of Rehab, Ashley Merkur, Brockhoff has continued on to Switzerland.
“I am training in Saas Fee with my coach, physio and sport psych,” she explained. “We are working on many things technically and also a lot of basics, which I find really important. I’m also meditating heaps and working on that state of flow mentality.”
“There’s definitely a new bounce in my step. Having not being able to ride for so long makes each day all the more exciting and sweeter.”
Her OWIA boardercross team mates Alex Pullin, Cam Bolton and Adam Lambert are due to join up in late November before the next World Cup in Val Thorens, France on December 12.
“Yeah, I'm really looking forward to all the boys to come over. I really enjoy riding and training with them since I can learn heaps from them. We have a ton of fun together.