But now she's back!

The 23-year-old took home silver at the first event of 2019 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series in Melbourne last month. 

Not long after she went one step further in Baku event, qualifying first for the final in the same apparatus and winning gold, her first World Cup victory. 

It was actually two years ago that she qualified third for the final and had a fall during her routine, meaning she just missed out on a medal.

"So to go again and win qualifications then win finals was incredible...can't imagine it," Nedov said.

"To get a silver I was stoked then it sort of gave me the confidence I needed when I went into the next World Cup and instead of thinking about medals, I was focusing on my execution and fine tuning my routine."

However, to understand Nedov's journey back to artistic gymnastics, let's go back to 2016 when the then 20-year-old tried to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

"So I actually went with the team to Rio in 2016 to qualify for the Olympics but we just missed out so that was a big blow and I actually considered retiring then," she said.

"I decided to keep going and try for Comm Games because it was a home Games on the Gold Coast."

Sadly, during a training session in early 2017 Nedov was doing a regular tumbling run but when she went to jump her Achilles snapped. Her chances at competing on the Gold Coast and at a home Commonwealth Games, which don't come around often, was gone.