Desilva-Andrade Makes Debut At Paralympics

September 13, 2016

[Updated] Yushae Desilva-Andrade made her debut at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil today [Sept 13], marking the first time Bermuda has been represented at the Paralympic level in Boccia.

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Desilva-Andrade matched up against Jeong Min Sohn of Korea in the Mixed Individual BC2 Boccia event, with Sohn winning 7-0.

The 22-year-old Bermudian is scheduled to be back in action again this evening, when she will compete against Nadav Shlomo Levi of Israel.

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She previously told Bernews that it “feels amazing to be representing Bermuda” and as it is the first time Bermuda will be represented in Boccia at the Paralympics, she was motivated and it pushed her “to try even harder when doing difficult shots and to train even longer.ā€

The 2016 Paralympic Games are taking place from September 7-18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with over 4,000 athletes from 165 countries taking part.

Update: DeSilva-Andrade’s second match against Israel’s Nadav Shlomo Levi went down to the wire, ending 2 – 2 in regulation. A tie-breaker was then needed between DeSilva-Andrade and Levi, with Levi coming away with the 1 point needed to claim the victory.

The Boccia Mixed Individual BC2 match results follow below [PDF here]:

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  1. hmmm says:

    GO Yushae, what an experience !

  2. Moonbeam says:

    Well done Yushae ! I am so proud of you (as is Bermuda) !

  3. Nae says:

    Congrats Bermuda for making it here!

  4. Glenn Blakeney Jr says:

    Well done Yushae! Lets bounce back with a win this evening! Bermuda will be cheering you on….we are all very proud of you! LETS GO YUSHAE,LETS GO!!!

  5. Frank says:

    Go get Um Yushae! We are all excited for you. Best of luck ! Frank

  6. Widget says:

    Just do your best Yushae and we’ll all be just as proud of your achievements . Enjoy the experience.

  7. Zina says:

    Go Yushae, our Bermuda Boccia girl! We are rooting for you.