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Pedal For Paralympics Hosts Successful Event

Pedal For Paralympics Hosts Successful Event

The rainy conditions didn’t dampen the spirit of goodwill, as dozens of participants took part in the Pedal for Paralympics on Sunday [Jan 27] riding from Dockyard to St. George’s to raise funds for the island’s para-athletes. Despite the inclement weather, the riders took up the challenge to help support the Bermuda Paralympic Association,... Read more of this article

Upcoming: Pedal For Paralympics Fundraiser

Upcoming: Pedal For Paralympics Fundraiser

This year’s ‘Pedal for Paralympics’ event will be taking place on Sunday, January 27th starting at 9.30am with cyclists coming out to support the Bermuda Paralympic Association to raise funds towards Bermuda’s elite para-athletes. An online post says, “Ride starts at 9:30 from Dockyard outside the clock tower mall, riding the railway... Read more of this article

Lewis Ends 2018 Ranked #1 In World In 100m

Lewis Ends 2018 Ranked #1 In World In 100m

[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... Read more of this article

Lewis Concludes Competing In Switzerland

Lewis Concludes Competing In Switzerland

Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis concluded competing in the ParAthletics 2018, World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Switzerland. On the final day, Lewis — who claimed the gold medal in the 100m on the previous day — took to the track to compete in the T53 Women’s 400m, crossing the line in a time of 1:00.74. Hamide Kurt from Turkey was the... Read more of this article

Jessica Lewis Wins Gold Medal In Switzerland

Jessica Lewis Wins Gold Medal In Switzerland

Adding yet another international medal to her ever growing collection, Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis has won the T53 Women’s 100m at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix being held in Nottwil, Switzerland. Lewis was clocked across the line in 16.78, ahead of Hamide Kurt from Turkey who finished in 16.82, while Kelko Honishi from Japan finished third... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Pedal For Paralympics’ Fundraiser

Photos: ‘Pedal For Paralympics’ Fundraiser

The ‘Pedal for Paralympics’ event took place today [Feb 11] with cyclists coming out to support the Bermuda Paralympic Association to raise funds towards Bermuda’s elite para-athletes competing abroad at the World Championships, Parapan Am Games and the Paralympics. It started this morning in Dockyard, with cyclists traveling the length... Read more of this article

Photos: Jessica Lewis Holds ‘Meet And Greet’

Photos: Jessica Lewis Holds ‘Meet And Greet’

Bermudian Paralympian Jessica Lewis was at the Washington Mall today [Feb 10] for a ‘meet and greet’ with her new Coach Curtis Thom, with the event serving to both help raise awareness for the Bermuda Paralympic Association and also thank the public for their support. Ms Lewis is one of the island’s preeminent athletes, having represented... Read more of this article

Jessica Lewis Pays Tribute To Coach & Mentor

Jessica Lewis Pays Tribute To Coach & Mentor

Paralympian Jessica Lewis has paid tribute to her coach, mentor, and friend Ken Thom, who died following a scuba diving accident in South Africa, saying he showed her how to believe in herself and go after her dreams, and she will forever be grateful to him. Ms Lewis said, “I met Ken in 2006 when he and his son Curtis came to Bermuda for a sports... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade: ‘Excited’ For 2020 Paralympics

DeSilva-Andrade: ‘Excited’ For 2020 Paralympics

Following the conclusion of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Bermuda’s Yushae DeSilva-Andrade – who competed in the Boccia Individual BC2 event – said the experience was “amazing” and that she is “excited about the 2020 Paralympic Games.” When asked how the Paralympics compared to her previous competition experience,... Read more of this article

‘Paralympians Represented Bermuda With Pride’

‘Paralympians Represented Bermuda With Pride’

“We join with all of Bermuda in congratulating the achievements of our most deserving Paralympians who represented Bermuda with determination and pride,” Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards said.” “We are truly excited by their accomplishments and wish them well. Thank you to Jessica Cooper Lewis and Yushae... Read more of this article

PLP Congratulate Flora Duffy & Paralympians

PLP Congratulate Flora Duffy & Paralympians

Following their respective showings on the world stage, Shadow Minister of Health and Community Affairs Michael Weeks congratulated new ITU World Champion Flora Duffy and Paralympians Jessica Lewis and Yushae Desilva-Andrade, saying “we salute all three of these athletes.” Mr Weeks said, “The last few weeks have been busy ones for... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda In Paralympic Closing Ceremony

Video: Bermuda In Paralympic Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio is taking place this evening [Sept 18], with all 160 countries being represented in the Parade of Nations by a single flag-bearer. Bermuda was represented by two athletes at these Games — sprinter Jessica Lewis and boccia player Yushae Desilva-Andrade – with Desilva-Andrade serving... Read more of this article

Video: Jessica Lewis Finishes 6th In 800M Heats

Video: Jessica Lewis Finishes 6th In 800M Heats

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis finished 6th in the 800m heats at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio this morning, crossing the line in a time of 1:58.24, marking a personal best for the 23-year-old athlete.Racing in the second of two heats, Hongzhuan Zhou from China was 1st, Angela Ballard from Australia was 2nd, Samantha Kinghorn... Read more of this article