‘I was a little scared’: Tyson admits his return after October crash was mentally difficult
By Neto Baptiste
A return to competition following his crash which almost ended the season in October was not easy for the kite-boarder, Tiger tyson.
Tyson collided with another athlete during a course test ahead of the Formula Kite World Championships in Italy in October. The incident took the athlete out of competition for about a month, causing him to miss the tournament.
Tyson said he was scared before his first outing after his recovery.
“At the time I thought I was starting early and my shoulder was not 100%, but I recovered slowly and went out for small, light sessions, but after a short time I felt good . I regained my self-confidence and luckily I wasn’t really scared. I was afraid to be afraid to resume racing because of what happened, but luckily I didn’t, ”he said.
Although his right hand was placed in a sling for a few weeks, Tyson suffered no fractures and was given the opportunity to join the tournament’s commentary team.
The athlete still remembers the incident as if it was yesterday.
“It was the day before the start of the race and we were doing a training race. Basically something happened that I wasn’t expecting and I collided with someone in the air at a pretty high speed. I hit him on the side with my shoulder behind his back which made me stretch a ligament in the shoulder as well as bad compression in my chest and took me out for a month and a half ” , did he declare.
Tyson, two weekends ago, landed second in the pro division of the Caribbean Foiling Championships held in St Martin to end his season.