Olympics: Pearson Advances To Quarter-Finals

August 6, 2016

The Bermuda team has commenced competition in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, with rower Shelley Pearson advancing to the Rowing Women’s Single Sculls Quarter-Finals after finishing third in her heat this morning. Pearson delivered a time of 8:22.15 during the heats to advance to the next round.

The photo below, courtesy of Patrick Singleton from the BBC, shows members of the Bermuda contingent waiting for Ms Pearson’s heat to begin this morning:


Ms Pearson is one of two Bermudians who will be in action today, with swimmer Julian Fletcher set to compete in heat 1 of the men’s 100m breaststroke this afternoon.

Update 9.19pm: Thanks to Patrick Singleton from the BBC, video of Ms Pearson’s race and a post-race interview with her is below.

The results are below [PDF here]

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  1. Cow polly says:

    Well done Shelley

  2. Beast Mode says:

    Good job all the best bring home that Metal!

  3. Northrock says:

    She would have WON 3 of those heats !! Good going…

  4. Michael Swain says:

    Shelley showed great skill and composure in her race, and an awful lot of graceful speed. I would not be keen to race in those conditions and Shelley did a great job just to stay upright…then qualify for the next round. Watching sculling done well makes it look easy….it is not!! Bermuda is proud of a great athlete.

    Founder of the Bermuda Rowing Association

  5. Bermudian says:

    Great interview!! Good to see Bermudian athletes being covered at the games! Well done Shelley!

  6. monbeam says:

    Very proud of you Shelley – keep up the determination, dedication and stamina. You do Bermuda proud !

  7. Karla says:

    Wow that was amazing!!! So proud of you and I am confident that you would place in the quarter finals. Great interview by the way. Lets get um Shelly!