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Yushae DeSilva-Andrade On Paris Hopes

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade On Paris Hopes

[Written by Stephen Wright] Boccia player Yushae DeSilva-Andrade said she hopes to have done enough to have qualified for the Paralympics in Paris this summer. The 30-year-old expects to discover next month whether she has met the standard for the Paralympics. DeSilva-Andrade, who competed at the recent Montreal World Cup, her first outing of the year,... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade, Hayward Conclude In Montreal

DeSilva-Andrade, Hayward Conclude In Montreal

The Montreal World Boccia Cup concluded for Bermuda’s Yushae DeSilva-Andrade and Omar Hayward. Hayward bounced back brilliantly upsetting world number 8 Eduardo Sanchez from Mexico 3 – 2. After a defeat in his 1st match, Hayward showed great fight and a much-improved performance, however unfortunately due to a poorer point differential... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade Reflects On Montreal Cup

DeSilva-Andrade Reflects On Montreal Cup

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade said she was thrilled to be back in action after completing her first competition of the year at the Montreal Boccia World Cup. The Bermudian defeated Aurelie Aubert, of France, in 5-2 on Tuesday [April 30] before losing 8-2 to Japan’s Yuriko Fujii yesterday. DeSilva-Andrade, who hopes to reach the Paralympic Games in Paris... Read more of this article

Omar Hayward Back In Action Today

Omar Hayward Back In Action Today

Omar Hayward lost his opening match at the World Boccia Cup in Montreal to John Loung, of Hong Kong, yesterday [April 30]. The Bermudian, who was beaten by the world No 6 15-2, faces Eduardo Sanchez, of Mexico, today. Troy Farnsworth, the Bermuda boccia coach, said: “Omar made a few uncharacteristic errors, which you can’t afford to make against... Read more of this article

Boccia: Desilva-Andrade Claims Win In Montreal

Boccia: Desilva-Andrade Claims Win In Montreal

Yushae Desilva-Andrade secured a 5-2 victory against world number 15 Aurelie Aubert from France in her first boccia match in Montreal. A spokesperson said, “Yushae won her 1st match today 5-2 against world number 15 Aurelie Aubert from France. She got off to a great start winning 2 points in both the first 2 ends to go 4-0 up at the half way mark.... Read more of this article

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade Climbs Rankings

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade Climbs Rankings

[Written by Stephen Wright] Yushae DeSilva-Andrade ends the year with a boccia world ranking of fourth in the women’s individual BC1 division. The Bermudian, who won a silver medal at the Parapan Am Games in Santiago, Chile, last month, climbs two spots in the rankings as she builds towards the Paralympic Games in Paris next summer. “Finishing... Read more of this article

Minister Darrell Congratulates Parapan Athletes

Minister Darrell Congratulates Parapan Athletes

Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport Owen Darrell congratulated Jessica Lewis and Yushae DeSilva-Andrade on their medal wins at the 2023 Parapan Games in Chile. Bermuda finished the Games in 13th place on the medal table, an impressive showing for a small island, as the Games included over 30 nations; the US, Canada and countries in the Caribbean... Read more of this article

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade Wins Silver In Style

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade Wins Silver In Style

[Written by Stephen Wright] Yushae DeSilva-Andrade ensured she won her silver medal in dazzling style after braiding her hair in blue and pink colours for the Parapan Am Games in Santiago, Chile. DeSilva-Andrade enjoyed a Games to remember, winning the silver medal in the women’s individual BC1 division and decided to wear the eye-catching braids... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade: ‘An Honour To Win A Medal’

DeSilva-Andrade: ‘An Honour To Win A Medal’

[Written by Stephen Wright] Yushae DeSilva-Andrade has described winning the silver medal at the Parapan Am Games in Santiago, Chile, as the proudest moment of her boccia career. DeSilva-Andrade won two of her three pool A round-robin matches in the women’s individual BC1 division to finish runner-up in her category. She narrowly missed out on gold... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade Wins Silver Medal In Chile

DeSilva-Andrade Wins Silver Medal In Chile

[Updated with video] Yushae DeSilva-Andrade has won a silver medal in the boccia women’s individual BC1 division at the Parapan Am Games in Santiago, Chile, today [November 22]. DeSilva-Andrade final’s round-robin encounter was against Brazilian opponent Andreza de Oliviera in a battle for gold. The Bermudian, who had won her first two pool... Read more of this article

Hayward To Compete For Bronze Medal

Hayward To Compete For Bronze Medal

Omar Hayward will face Jose Chagas De Oliveira, of Brazil, in the bronze-medal match in the boccia men’s individual BC1 division in Santiago, Chile, tomorrow [November 22]. Hayward lost 5-2 to Lance Cryderman, of Canada, in the semi-finals today. The Bermudian has already beaten De Oliveira in the pool stage via a tie-break after fighting back from... Read more of this article

Omar Hayward Reaches Semi-Finals In Chile

Omar Hayward Reaches Semi-Finals In Chile

Omar Hayward has reached the boccia semi-finals in the men’s individual BC1 division at the Parapan Am Games in Santiago, Chile, Hayward won all three of his pool A matches, beating German Caldéron Nahuel, of Chile, 7-2 and Jose Pagua Herrera, of Venezuela, 5-3 in his first day of action, before defeating Jose Chagas de Oliveira, of Brazil, on a... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade, Hayward Win Opening Matches

DeSilva-Andrade, Hayward Win Opening Matches

Bermuda’s Omar Hayward and Yushae DeSilva-Andrade started competing at the ParaPan Games in Chile, with both winning their opening matches. DeSilva-Andrade won her opening round-robin match in the women’s individual BC1 pool A division, defeating Ailen Flores, of Argentina, 3-2. Meanwhile, Hayward, competing in the men’s individual BC1 pool... Read more of this article

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade Aiming For Medal Win

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade Aiming For Medal Win

[Written by Stephen Wright] Yushae DeSilva-Andrade has set her sights on a podium finish in boccia at the Parapan Am Games in Santiago, Chile. She starts her round-robin campaign in the women’s individual BC1 pool A division against Ailen Flores, of Argentina, today [November 19]. Meanwhile, her team-mate Omar Hayward has two round-robin matches scheduled... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade Reflects On Gold Medal Win

DeSilva-Andrade Reflects On Gold Medal Win

[Written by Stephen Wright] Yushae DeSilva-Andrade described her gold medal win at the Fortaleza World Boccia Cup in Brazil as the highlight of her career. She defeated home favourite Andeza De Oliveira, the world No 1, 8-3 in the semi-finals before beating Satanan Phromsiri, of Thailand, 7-5 in the final of the BC1 division yesterday [September 6]. It... Read more of this article

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade Wins Gold In World Cup

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade Wins Gold In World Cup

[Updated with video] Yushae DeSilva-Andrade has made an impressive showing to capture a gold medal at the Fortaleza World Boccia Cup in Brazil. The Bermudian athlete had advanced to the finals earlier today [Sept 6] after defeating Andreza De Oliveira, the current #1 ranked player in the world, in the semi-finals. Her coach Troy Farnsworth said, “Yushae... Read more of this article