Cydonie set for London

Cayman sprint queen Cydonie Mothersill is getting into shape for the outdoor season which starts for her in a couple of months.  

With the London Olympics only four months away, Mothersill, intends to be in top condition for the 200 metres and her winter training has gone well despite niggling injuries. An elusive Olympic medal is what she craves and every training session and meet is geared towards that.  

“I am working hard, putting in the hours to ensure that on 

6 August I will be in the best shape of my life.  

My injuries are normal wear and tear that comes along with intense training,” she said. 

Mothersill, 33, is not competing indoors nor at any of the local meets held by the Cayman Islands Athletics Association which she did last year. The next local meet, at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, is the CAC one, on Friday evening and Saturday morning.  

There are plans to stage an invitational meet here after the Olympics but nothing has been confirmed yet. 

Mothersill, 33, said: “I haven’t decided as yet where my first meet 
will be.  

That decision will be made in a few weeks with my agent and coach. I usually open in Jamaica though but my schedule isn’t completed.” 

She is not pressurising herself but expectations will be having won the Commonwealth Games 200m gold two years ago. “All I can do is be prepared mentally and physically to do my absolutely best.  

It is a dream, and I am working extremely hard to make it become a reality however.  

I will take it each race at a time and ultimately each round at a time in London.  

The sole Caribbean rep for the World Anti-Doping Association, Mothersill will not have any distractions before London. “I do have Anti-Doping commitment however they will be after the Games.” 

Mothersill had a low-key season last year because of injuries and did not attend the world championships, but she is determined to be fully fit, as she famously was in Delhi in October 2010 when she stormed round the bend to win the Commonwealth Games gold against all expectations.  

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Cydonie Mothersill is getting in top shape. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD