Three Athletes To Compete In Boccia Worlds

August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bermuda will represented by three athletes at the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships in England, with Yushae DeSilva-Andrade, Steve Wilson, and Omar Hayward set to compete in the individual competition from August 12 – 15th.

“All three athletes have been steadily climbing the World Rankings and are hoping good performances will continue to propel them further upwards,” the Bermuda Paralympic Association explained.

“Omar Hayward will be making his debut at the World Championship Level and will be led by his more experienced team mates Steve and Yushae who both competed at the last World Championships in 2016. Yushae also competed at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

Bermuda Boccia Team August 8 2018

“The World Championships is set to attract 190 players from 33 countries to Exhibition Centre Liverpool. The competition is the biggest and most prestigious on the international calendar outside the Paralympic Games. Athletes will compete for world titles, as well as crucially important ranking points ahead of the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020.”

Chair of Boccia UK John Dowson explained: “Boccia saw sell-out crowds in London 2012 and Rio 2016. The sport is growing at a terrific pace internationally so we are thrilled to be hosting the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships. It’s the largest event on the boccia calendar and we are gearing up to provide an unrivalled experience for both athletes and spectators”.

The Competition will be streamed live through the BBC Sport Website, Sport App and connected TV. More information on the competition can be found here. For anyone who is interested in Boccia or Paralympic Sport please contact the Bermuda Paralympic Association at bermudaparalympic@gmail.com.

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