Bermuda Takes Part In Commonwealth Opening

April 4, 2018

More than 4500 athletes from 71 nations and territories are taking part in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia, with Bermuda fielding an 8-strong team in the event.

Tyler Butterfield, Tre Houston, Tyrone Smith, Kyle Webb, Flora Duffy, Micah Franklin, Erica Hawley and Tyler Smith will all be representing the island, with Tyler Smith — the youngest member of the Bermuda delegation — serving as the flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony.

Bermuda first competed in the Commonwealth Games in 1930 at Hamilton, Canada and has only missed four editions of the Games. The country’s first medal came in Kingston in 1966 with John Morbey’s silver medal in men’s long jump. The 1990 Games in Auckland produced the first gold for Bermuda when Clarence Saunders took gold in the men’s high jump, and Flora Duffy is considered to be a serious medal contender in these Games.

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