MOTHERSILL Cydonie < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Cayman Islands   
Gender Women
Born 19 Mar 1978 in Kingston, JAM
Height1.65 m
Weight 58 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Ato Stephens
Languages English
Higher education English Literature - Clemson University: United States
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? Evelyn Rockett, a physical education teacher at George Hicks High School, spotted her at a school sports day and invited her to try out for the national team.
Name of coach Mark Block
General Interest
Hobbies Reading. (Cayman Islands CGA, 19 Jul 2002)
Hero / Idol Her mother. (wada-ama.org, 04 Aug 2011)
Injuries In 2011 she suffered a tibial stress fracture [shin], Achilles tendinitis and a labrum tear [hip] which kept her out of the World Championships in Daegu, Korea. (cayman27.com.ky 11 Aug 2011& regenexx.com 1 May 2012)
Awards and honours She became the first Cayman athlete to win a world championship medal when, in 2007, she was awarded a bronze for the 2001 World Championships due to two other athletes having their results nullified due to doping offences. (caycompass.com, 08 Nov 2007)
Famous relatives Her brother, Leon Whittaker, trialled with English football club Reading after being named Cayman Islands Football Association's Rookie of the Year for 2000/01. Her other brother, Justin, represented the Cayman Islands in the U17 national football team. (caymanfootball.com, 14 Dec 2001)
Ambitions To win an Olympic medal. (caymanairwaysmagazine.com, 25 June 2012)
Other information FROM JAMAICA TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS
Born in Jamaica, she arrived in Grand Cayman with her family at age nine. (caycompass.com, 08 Nov 2007)

ANTI-DOPING
In 2011 she became a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency's Athlete Committee. Her husband, Ato Stephens, was banned for two years in 2009 after testing positive for three banned substances. (compasscaymna.com, 04 Oct 2009, wada-ama.org, 04 Aug 2011)