Youth Olympians Return Home From China

August 30, 2014

[Updated] Last night [Aug 29] Bermuda’s Youth Olympians returned home from the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, with seven of the island’s finest young athletes competing against the best teenage athletes from around the world.

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Bermuda was represented at the 2014 Youth Olympics in four sports by seven athletes; Faheemah “Kyrah” Scraders [athletics], Jah-Nhai Perinchief [athletics], Kionje Somner [athletics], Cecilia Wollmann [sailing], Jesse Washington [swimming], Erica Hawley [triathlon], and Tyler Smith [triathlon].

The team, and Chef-de-Mission Katura Horton-Perinchief, were greeted at the airport by the Bermuda Olympic Association President Judy Simons, Junior Minister of Education Leah Scott, as well as family and friends.

After the Junior Minister welcomed the athletes home, BOA President Ms. Simons told the crowd, “I can sincerely say that our sports that they represented us in are in very good hands. Our future is secure as long as they stay focused and we continue to support them. There is nothing they can’t do going forward.”

Update: Shadow Sports Minister Michael Weeks said, “The Progressive Labour Party congratulates our Junior Olympians on their inspiring performances at the Junior Olympics held in Nanjing, China.

“With continued dedication to their crafts, we are confident that these young athletes will be representing Bermuda at the highest level of athletics in the years to come.”

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  1. Street Smart says:

    WELCOME HOME!!! WELL DONE!!!

  2. Coffee says:

    I bet the parents of these young men and women are ever so proud ! Coffee salutes the parents for the support given over the years to the various sports represented by these dedicated athletes .
    Next time will Bernews get a group picture of the parents and guardians of returning young sporting ambassadors , whenever possible ! Just a thought …

  3. Congratulation to each one on their accomplishment/s…

  4. Well done team. Katura blends in well with the team with her youthful looks. She is an excellent choice for Chef-de-Mission especially with her athletic accomplishments etc. Again congratulations to all the team and family members and the association.

  5. Wonderful says:

    Katura was a dream choice for the leader of this delegation. She seemed to really keep the people of Bermuda abreast of the performances of the athletes through both social and news media. The kids trusted her and so did we, the parents. The athletes did Bermuda proud. Way to go Bermuda!