Cydonie Mothersill is enjoying a
relatively injury-free season for the first time in years. And it really shows.
Last week she collected a gold medal in the 200 metres in Puerto Rico to add to
her extensive career haul.
That was her third significant
summer success. Her first triumph was in Cork, Ireland (3 July) in the 200m.
She also placed third in the 100m at the same meet. She repeated her winning
performance in Rethynmo, Greece (7 July) at the Vardinoyiannia Meet, again
taking the 200m title.
Her latest gold came at the Central
American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez.
She only managed fifth at the
Gateshead Aviva British Grand Prix meet in the UK (10 July), but this was the
result of a minor injury. She bounced back a week later, in Tangier, Morocco,
when she took silver in the 200m.
Mothersill, 32, said: “I haven’t
really had any injury problems so far this year. But I’m currently nursing a
minor injury which could potentially be a major setback. But I have been
getting treatment and hoping to keep it under control.
“I was partially satisfied with the
win at the CACs but not with the time in the finals. However God is good and I
am thankful that I was able to finish the race and of course that I got gold
and the CAC games record (22.69 seconds).
“Now I’ll compete in the rest of
the European circuit, where my last race should be the first week in