Golden girl

Cydonie brings home the gold!

Cydonie Mothersill arrived at Owen Roberts International Airport Wednesday night to a warm reception following her Commonwealth Games gold medal win in Delhi, India.

Mothersill won the 200 metres in 22.89 seconds and put behind her years of frustration caused by injury that prevented her from seriously challenging for medals at major competitions, although she did win a bronze at the 2001 World Championships.

Before she left Delhi, Mothersill said: “It’s been a long, hard season and I’m just looking forward now to chilling and putting my feet up for the rest of the year. It was my last meet and I finished on a high. I will go somewhere on vacation and relax. 

“I want to thank everybody for their great support. The response from Cayman has been awesome. I’ve been getting so many BlackBerry and email messages. It’s great.”

Premier McKeeva Bush and the Ministry of
Sports will host a public tribute to Mothersill in Heroes
Square on Monday. 

“Cydonie’s win is a
significant achievement – one of national pride. It is therefore fitting that
we honour her with a public event. In addition, celebrating such an
accomplishment nationally will show our children the heights to which they too
can aspire,” said Sports Minister Mark Scotland.

Premier Bush and other government officials as well as the rest of the
Commonwealth team are slated to attend.

The event starts at
5:30 p.m. and all are invited.

Please see much more on this story in Friday’s Caymanian Compass..