Opposition Leader Congratulates Olympians

August 8, 2012

“On behalf of my colleagues in the One Bermuda Alliance, I want to express the pride we feel in the performance of our Olympic athletes in London,” Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier said.

“They carried the flag with pride and enthusiasm and they competed with grit, confidence and character against the best in the world. A great effort! Their example of hard work, commitment, ambition is one we can build on for the future.

“Whatever their individual competition experience, I am sure the team’s time in London will have enriched their lives. That is something to be thankful for and to cherish,” Mr Cannonier concluded.

Bermuda’s eight-strong Olympic team concluded competition in the 2012 London Games yesterday [Aug 7]. Swimmer Roy Allan Burch won his heat setting a new Bermuda record, long jumper Tyrone Smith became the first track & field athlete in 15 years make the finals, and his fellow long jumper Arantxa King placed 13th.

Sailors Jesse and Zander Kirkland had some strong finishes including one 2nd and two 6ths, equestrian Jillian Terceria qualified for the next round, triathlete Tyler Butterfield recorded the fastest time during the cycling portion while Flora Duffy managed to overcome a crash to finish the race.

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