Bermuda’s Athletic Champions Return Home

July 4, 2010

The American Airlines flight tonight [July 4] carried over 20 of Bermuda’s athletes and their stack of 17 medals and 2 trophies. The Bermuda National Swimming Team and the Bermuda Junior Tennis Team flew in, both having performed admirably abroad.

The swimmers won a staggering 17 medals at the 2010 Caribbean Island Swimming Championships in Cuba, the highest ever tally for Bermuda:

swim team

The top local swimmer was Kiera Aitken who won 5 medals in total, 4 gold and set a new Caribbean record as well:

keira aitken medals

In her international debut for Bermuda, Lisa Blackburn did the island proud winning 4 medals in total, 3 being gold:

Lisa Blckburn medals

Pictured below is Rebecca Sharpe, who was part of Bermuda”s medal winning and record setting relay teams [4 x 100m freestyle relay, 4 x 100m medley relay]:

eleanor gardner

Also on the flight tonight was the junior tennis team returning from the International ITF Tournament in the Bahamas who also did extremely well. Shown below is Christopher Rego [doubles winner and singles runner up] and James Finnigan [Consolation finals winner]

tennis players

Pictured below is tennis coach Brent Smith along with the players:

tennis team june 2010

Update July 5: The photo below was released by Government DCI today, showing the Junior Minister for Sports, Senator Walton Brown greeting the Swim Team on their arrival back on the island yesterday:

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