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DeSilva-Andrade Excited About Return To Action

DeSilva-Andrade Excited About Return To Action

[Written by Stephen Wright] It has been more than two years since Yushae DeSilva-Andrade represented Bermuda on the international stage in boccia. The athlete admits she is slightly nervous about returning to competitive action after a frustratingly long layoff because of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, she is relieved to resume the bowls-related sport,... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade To Compete In Boccia Cup

DeSilva-Andrade To Compete In Boccia Cup

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade will compete in the Póvoa de Varzim 2022 World Boccia Cup in Portugal, which is set to take place from July 3rd – July 11th. DeSilva-Andrade — who is currently ranked 36th in the world in her division — will represent Bermuda in the BC1 Division. File photo of DeSilva-Andrade in action:Related StoriesBoccia... Read more of this article

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

Three Athletes To Compete In Boccia Worlds

Three Athletes To Compete In Boccia Worlds

Bermuda will represented by three athletes at the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships in England, with Yushae DeSilva-Andrade, Steve Wilson, and Omar Hayward set to compete in the individual competition from August 12 – 15th. “All three athletes have been steadily climbing the World Rankings and are hoping good performances will continue... Read more of this article

Desilva-Andrade Wins Bronze Medal In Montreal

Desilva-Andrade Wins Bronze Medal In Montreal

Bermuda’s Yushae Desilva-Andrade captured a bronze medal at the BISFed Regional Open Championships in Montreal, marking the first time Bermuda has won a boccia medal in international competition. Bermuda was represented by three athletes at the event, and made a strong showing overall, with Steve Wilson and Omar Hayward advancing to the semi-finals,... Read more of this article

Boccia Athletes To Compete In Montreal

Boccia Athletes To Compete In Montreal

Boccia Bermuda will be sending three athletes to the BISFed 2017 Regional Open Championships to be held in Montreal from April 28th – 30th. Bermuda will be represented by Omar Hayward, Steve Wilson and 2016 Paralympian Yushae Desilva-Andrade. Bermuda’s coach Troy Farnsworth said, “This is the first competition that counts towards qualification... 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

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: 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

Bermudians’ Schedule For Paralympic Games

Bermudians’ Schedule For Paralympic Games

Bermudian paralympians Jessica Lewis and Yushae Desilva-Andrade are set to begin competition at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, with competition dates ranging from September 8 to September 17 for the pair. Lewis will compete in the 100, 400m and 800m, while Desilva-Andrade will compete in Boccia. Both athletes are pictured below earlier this week... Read more of this article