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DeSilva-Andrade Finishes 4th In Sao Paulo

DeSilva-Andrade Finishes 4th In Sao Paulo

Bermuda’s Yushae DeSilva-Andrade continued representing Bermuda at the BISFed 2019 Sao Paulo Boccia America Regional Championships. Playing in the Individual BC1 Division semifinal, DeSilva-Andrade took on Eduardo Sanchez Reyes from Mexico. In the semifinal, DeSilva-Andrade went down 3 – 1. Reyes scored a point in each of the first three periods,... Read more of this article

Boccia Team Competing In Sao Paulo Brazil

Boccia Team Competing In Sao Paulo Brazil

The Bermuda Boccia Team is currently competing in the Americas Regional Championships in Sao Paulo Brazil, with Omar Hayward and Yushae Desilva-Andrade competing in the BC1 division and Steve Wilson in the BC4 division. A spokesperson said, “Yushae Desilva-Andrade has won all three of her pool matches and has progressed to the semifinals, which... Read more of this article

Boccia Players Continue In Parapan Games

Boccia Players Continue In Parapan Games

Bermuda’s Omar Hayward and Yushae DeSilva Andrade were in action in the boccia portion of the Parapan Games in Lima, Peru. Ms DeSilva Andrade used skill and precision in her 5-1 victory over Ailen Flores from Argentina, after being down 1 – 0 at the end of the first game, DeSilva Andrade won the second game 2 – 0 to take a 2 – 1 lead. In... Read more of this article

Boccia Players Compete In Parapan Games

Boccia Players Compete In Parapan Games

Bermuda Boccia players have started competing in the Parapan Games in Peru. Omar Hayward and Yushae DeSilva-Andrade both took to the court for their Individual BC 1 Division opening matches. DeSilva Andrade went down 5-2 TO her opponent Eduardo Sanchez from Mexico, Sanchez had built at 5-0 lead after the first two rounds, with DeSilva Andrade picking... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda At Parapan Opening Ceremony

Video: Bermuda At Parapan Opening Ceremony

The Parapan American Games Opening Ceremony took place in Peru, with Bermuda’s team joining athletes from over 30 countries from around the region. Boccia athlete Steve Wilson served as Bermuda’s flag bearer during the Opening Ceremony for the Games, which will see over 1,800 athletes from 33 countries in action across 17 sports in the Peruvian... Read more of this article

Bermuda Flag Raised At Parapan Games In Peru

Bermuda Flag Raised At Parapan Games In Peru

The 2019 Parapan Games got underway in the Athletes Village in Peru with the Flag Raising Ceremony, raising all the flags of the nations competing, including Bermuda. Those in attendance included Bermuda’s four athletes — Jessica Lewis, Steve Wilson, Omar Hayward and Yushae Desilva-Andrade — as well as the Bermuda Paralympics Chef-de-Mission... Read more of this article

Wilson & Hayward Continue BISFed World Open

Wilson & Hayward Continue BISFed World Open

Bermuda’s Boccia players Steve Wilson and Omar Hayward continued competing in the BISFed 2019 Montreal Boccia World Open. Wilson would take on Alison Levine from Canada in their Individual BC4 Division and Wilson went down 7 – 3. In his Individual BC1 Division match Hayward took on Brigid Mason from United States, Hayward picked up a 13 – 0 win. Related... Read more of this article

Wilson & Hayward To Compete In Montreal

Wilson & Hayward To Compete In Montreal

Steve Wilson and Omar Hayward will be representing Bermuda in the BISFed World Open Boccia Competition from 30th April to 2nd May in Montreal. Hayward and Wilson will join other elite athletes from 22 countries as they aim to gain valuable ranking points ahead of the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.Both athletes will be competing in the individual... Read more of this article

Wilson Nominated For Americas Athlete Of Month

Wilson Nominated For Americas Athlete Of Month

Bermuda’s Steve Wilson has been nominated for the Americas ‘Athlete of the Month’, and locals can cast their vote for him online. Mr Wilson recently claimed the island’s first ever international boccia title following his impressive performance in Argentina, where he went undefeated through all six games to claim the gold medal. The story said,... Read more of this article

Harrington Sound School Donate To Boccia Team

Harrington Sound School Donate To Boccia Team

Harrington Sound School recently presented donations raised by the school to entities including the Paralympic Association’s Boccia Team, with gold medalist Steve Wilson — who recently won the island’s first ever international boccia medal – among those in attendance. The Government posted the photos below online, saying, “Minister... Read more of this article

Paralympic Website Highlights Steve Wilson

Paralympic Website Highlights Steve Wilson

The official Paralympic website has highlighted Bermuda’s Steve Wilson who recently claimed the island’s first ever international boccia title following his impressive performance in Argentina. The story said, “Steve Wilson became the first Bermudian Para athlete to win an international boccia title when he took gold at the Buenos Aires... Read more of this article

Steve Wilson Wins Gold Medal In Argentina

Steve Wilson Wins Gold Medal In Argentina

Bermuda’s Steve Wilson made an exceptional showing at the Buenos Aires Regional Open in Argentina, remaining undefeated through all six games to claim his spot at the top of the podium, marking the first time a Bermudian boccia player has won a gold medal at an international event. In the finals, Wilson defeated Argentinian Profiti 4-1 in the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Boccia Players Continue In Argentina

Bermuda Boccia Players Continue In Argentina

The BISFed 2018 Buenos Aires Boccia Regional Open continued in Argentina, Boccia Bermuda players Steve Wilson, Yushae DeSilva-Andrade and Omar Hayward were all in action. Wilson improved to 2 & 0 after he defeated Ivan Costa from Argentina 13 – 0 in their Individual BC 4 Division match. Wilson then defeated Khalil Profiti from Argentina 4 –... Read more of this article