Cydonie sizzles

Cydonie Mothersill has started her
season in fine form, coming second in the 200 metres at the JN Jamaica
International meet on Saturday.

Mothersill, 32, ran an impressive 22.70
seconds in finishing behind the celebrated Jamaican track queen Veronica
Campbell-Brown who won in 22.60secs at the National Stadium in Kingston. 

It was a relief for Cayman’s track
queen who is injury free at last.

Mothersill said: “That was my first
200m of the year and my first international race and I was pretty excited. I
knew what I wanted and executed great for my first event.

“That is the fastest I’ve run in a
while, I feel good.”

Bianca Knight of the US was third
in 22.77secs. Mothersill beat two other top Americans, Shalonda Solomon and
Marshevet Hooker-Myers who were fourth and fifth respectively, so she is
pleased with her early season form.

Mothersill now heads for the first
Diamond League race of the season in Doha, Qatar on 15 May and then on to a big
race in South Korea before moving on to the next Diamond League meet in
Shanghai, China on 23 May.

She has been plagued with niggling
injuries in recent years but still managed to get to the final of the 200m at
the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the semis of the world championships last
year.

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Mothersill’s training has gone well.
Photo: Ron Shillingford
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