[www.inewsguyana.com] – Carifta 200 metres bronze medalist, Tirana Mitchell will face one of her toughest challenges this coming school season after being plagued with injury for most of the year.
Mitchell, who was in peak form in 2012, went down in 2013 with a hamstring injury that put the top junior athletes down for a couple of months.
A failed comeback in 2013 at the National Schools championship only saw the Mitchell going down again this time with a quadriceps injury. Making a return for third time at the Carifta trials this year proved to be another premature return as Mitchell picking somewhat of a groin problem.
It was a terrible year indeed for an athlete that won bronze in 2012. However, Mitchell has been hard on the comeback trail, and having not competed since March, might be primed for a successful return in the coming months.
Added to that, Mitchell was a part of her club’s 4×100 metres silver medal run at the highly successful Boyce/Jefford Track and Field championships earlier this month.
While not a mind blowing performance on her starting leg, Mitchell still has her explosiveness but is seemingly lacking strength and endurance, not to mention the lack of race experience for the year and Mitchell has a long way to improve to find back her 2012 form.
With a Veronica Campbell-Brown like running style, Mitchell will be a highly anticipated comeback story especially with the likes of Jevina Sampson and Shannon Griffith who she clearly dominated in 2012 now rolling the roost in the sprints.
While the fast legged sprinter might be suffering from a bit of rust, if she stays healthy and finds back that 2012 form there no doubt that she will once again be deemed as Guyana’s next sprint queen.