Cydonie Mothersill arrived at the London Olympics from her training base in Washington, DC on Friday still battling to overcome a niggling injury that has hampered her preparations.
But the Commonwealth Games 200 metres champion is determined to equal her feat at the Beijing Olympics four years ago, when she reached the final of the women’s 200m.
The 34-year-old Caymanian has had a recurring tendon problem in her right heel. These are her fifth Olympics and she hopes to draw on all the experience gleaned from them to battle through the rounds.
Her coach Ian Weakly said: “Cydonie has prepared the best she can. She is not 100 per cent where she wants to be but this is an ongoing injury and hard to treat.
“At least she is feeling better than a month or two months ago. She is nevertheless very excited and will be giving it her best shot.”