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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

Desilva-Andrade Makes Debut At Paralympics

Desilva-Andrade Makes Debut At Paralympics

[Updated] Yushae Desilva-Andrade made her debut at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil today [Sept 13], marking the first time Bermuda has been represented at the Paralympic level in Boccia.Desilva-Andrade matched up against Jeong Min Sohn of Korea in the Mixed Individual BC2 Boccia event, with Sohn winning 7-0. The 22-year-old Bermudian is scheduled... Read more of this article

Video: Jessica Lewis Finishes 6th in 400M Heats

Video: Jessica Lewis Finishes 6th in 400M Heats

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis finished 6th in the 400m heats at 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio this afternoon [Sept 10], crossing the line in a time of 1:00.25. This time will not see her advance to the finals, however the 23-year-old sprinter did record a personal best, recording her fastest ever time in the 400m today.Racing... Read more of this article

Video: Jessica Lewis Finishes 6th In 100M Finals

Video: Jessica Lewis Finishes 6th In 100M Finals

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis finished 6th in the 100m finals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio this evening [Sept 8], racing across the line in a time of 17.25.Lisha Huang from China won the gold medal with a time of 16.28, Hongzhuan Zhou from China won silver in 16.51, Angela Ballard from Australia won bronze in 16.59, Hamide... Read more of this article

Video: Lewis Advances To Finals At Paralympics

Video: Lewis Advances To Finals At Paralympics

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis has just qualified for the 100m finals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, recording a time of 17.42 in this afternoon’s heats  to advance to the finals.Hongzhuan Zhou from China finished first with a time of 16.64, Angela Ballard from Australia was second in 16.80, Kelsey Lefevour from the... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Paralympic Team Enter Stadium

Video: Bermuda Paralympic Team Enter Stadium

The 2016 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony is taking place this evening [Sept 7] in Rio, with Bermuda’s team — dressed in our traditional Bermuda shorts — entering the stadium behind flag-bearer Jessica Lewis. The island is being represented by two athletes at these Games: Jessica Lewis is making her second Paralympic appearance for Bermuda... Read more of this article