Lewis Ends 2018 Ranked #1 In World In 100m

December 30, 2018 | 8 Comments

[Updated] After another exceptional year of competition, Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis will end this year holding the #1 world ranking in the women’s 100m T53, with her time of 16.77 — which she achieved during a race in May in Switzerland — serving as the fastest time achieved by any female T53 sprinter in the world for the entire year.

In addition to her #1 world ranking in the 100m, Lewis is ranked 5th in the Women’s 200m T53 Division after she recorded a time of 31.03 clocked in Switzerland on May 25th, and is also  ranked 12th in the Women’s 800m T53 Division.

Update 7.40pm: Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo congratulated Paralympian Jessica Lewis on ending the year holding the #1 world ranking in the women’s 100m T53.

“Jessica has never been one to shy away from a challenge,” said Minister Foggo. “At only 19-years-old, she became the first Bermudian track and field athlete to qualify for and compete at the Paralympic Games, placing eighth in the 100m, 200m and 400m events at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

“She also holds another accolade of being the first Bermudian to compete at the Para Pan American Games [in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2011]. She then represented Bermuda at the Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016 finishing sixth in the 100m final, eleventh in the 400m and twelfth in the 800m.

“I want to send her huge congratulations on behalf of the Government of Bermuda for continuing to shine in the sporting world and making Bermuda proud.

“Amidst her career as a professional para-athlete, Jessica is also a motivational speaker and ambassador for the differently abled. It is easy to see why she was named as one of the ‘Most Fascinating People of 2015’.”

The Women’s 100m T53 World Rankings follow below [PDF here]:

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  1. Ants says:

    Bermuda stand up Be proud of our athletes

  2. Barbara D Cooper says:

    Jessica Cooper Lewis is an amazing Paralympian and she does our Island proud, representing Bermuda as the only Wheelchair track racer.

  3. Catherine Dl says:

    Nice work!! Congratulations Jessica!

  4. Mary Lodge says:

    Wow! Congratulations Jessica, you are inspirational.

  5. Butterfly says:

    Congratulations.

  6. outkasted says:

    DONE WELL Jessica!!! BERMUDA IS PROUD OF YOU! A MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT!!

  7. Adklee says:

    This is awesome and inspiring. What an athlete, what a leader!

  8. Jonathan Young says:

    Jessica,
    You make us all very proud as a country. This has been one of those years when our Bermudian women really show the world how to do things. You and Flora Duffy show planet earth that this tiny dot in the middle of the Atlantic can produce world class talent at the highest level. Thank you for being a role model for my daughter and my son.
    Jonathan

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