Cydonie is still hungry

Cydonie Mothersill is really
enjoying her long season of sprinting and hopes it climaxes in a podium spot at
the Commonwealth Games in India next month.

The Games are in Delhi from 3-14
October and Cayman’s Mothersill hopes she can keep injury free for the next few
weeks before her final assault. She claimed two more medals last week, at the
Continental Cup in Split, Croatia. They came in a rare running for her in a
4×100 metres relay race running the first leg for the Americas team and bronze
in the 200m individual. Yet they do not figure in her list of best
accomplishments this year. “I don’t really look at getting the bronze and
winning the relay as the highlight of my season,” she said. “I see it as one of
the many highlights of my season and one of many goals in my season being
accomplished. I felt blessed being selected for the Continental Cup and was beyond
excited about being in the relay pool, then being selected to run. The excitement
for the relay stems from us not having a relay team so any chance I get I
welcome it.”

Mothersill, 32, is pleased that
being virtually injury free has helped maintain her from. “This season by far
has been my most consistent one in terms of my times and placement at
competitions.”

Yet, like she says, they won’t mean
that much unless she does well at the Commonwealths. “My expectations for those
Games is that I want to compete well and smart in all three rounds and if that
is done the outcome will be great!”

Even with the Jamaicans, Canadians,
Trinidadians, Australians and Brits there, she is confident of medalling. Only
worry is an achilles tendon strain. “Unfortunately, I did pick up a nagging
injury which has set me back in the latter part of my season but thankfully
with constant treatment I was able to complete my European circuit.”

As one of the senior members of the
Cayman Islands team, Mothersill hopes to inspire the squad to excel. “We have a
good team, young but a good team. The Games will be a great place for them to
showcase their talents. I think we will be competitive and great things can
come from that.”

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