Olympics: Four Bermudians In Action Today

August 5, 2012

[Updating] Four Bermudians will be competing in the Olympics today [Aug 5] with Jesse Kirkland, Zander Kirkland, Jillian Terceira and Jenaya Wade-Fray all set to see action.

Equestrian Jillian Terceira is competing in the second round of show jumping, after passing the first qualification round yesterday. She will be jumping soon, which you can follow it live here on the Olympics website.

Sailors Jesse and Zander Kirkland will race twice in the 49er class starting at 10.30am Bermuda time. The brothers had a few DNFs early on, however on their last day of racing [Aug 3] they had a very strong showing, recording finishes of 6th, 10th and 12th. You can follow the Kirkland live on the Olympics website here.

Bermudian Jenaya Wade-Fray is playing for the Great Britain Women’s Basketball team which will take on Brazil at 4.15pm Bermuda time. This will be the last game for both teams as they have already been eliminated, however both teams are hoping to go out with a win today. You can follow along live on the Olympics website here.

We will update as able through the day with our athletes results, and you can view all our Olympic coverage here.

Update 7.44am: Jillian Terceira has completed her round, with the rain falling as she made her way around. She had two knock-downs which incurred 4 penalties each for a total of 8 penalties. The 1 time fault carried over from yesterday giving her a total of 9. The round is still underway, so we have yet to see if she will progress.

The BBC Commentators were extremely complimentary about Ms Terceira saying: “She just had one time fault yesterday, it was a very nice round, a lot of people really felt she was one of the stars of that first round yesterday.”

Update 9.45am: The round is still underway.

Update 10.21am: While we are awaiting confirmation, it appears that Ms Terceira may not advance to the next round.

Update 11.09am: She missed the next round by only 1 spot, and placed tied for 47th. Details here.

Update 11.29am: The Kirklands finished 19th in their first race.

Update 12.38pm: The Kirklands recorded a 2nd place finish in their second race. Details here.

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  1. Errin Butterfield says:

    Wishing all of you the best,you are doing Bermuda proud.