Bernard Wade III Wins Bronze In Archery

July 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

[Updated with video] Bernard Wade III has won his second medal at the NatWest International Island Games in Guernsey after winning bronze in the men’s recurve head-to-head knockout today. Wade, who claimed silver in the WA men’s 1440 recurve on Monday, beat Jason Le Page of Guernsey, 6-5 in the bronze-medal match.

This marks the third medal for Bermuda at these Games — as the men’s tennis team won bronze — and the island is expected to win additional medals as the Games continue. You can view all our coverage of the Island Games here and our ongoing live updates here.

Wade has a temporary ‘Bermuda Triangle’ tattoo with an archer inside


Update | Stephen Wright reports: Bermuda archer Bernard Wade III was seeded second in the competition after coming second in the preliminary round of the men’s 720 recurve yesterday.

Wade lost 6-0 to William Chater, of the Falkland Islands, in the semi-finals before facing Le Page for bronze. It proved a thrilling encounter, finishing 5-5 before heading into a one-arrow shoot-off.

“It was a tough day competing as the wind was pretty high at the range [at Rovers Archery Club],” Wade told Bernews.

“After losing in the semi-final, I competed for bronze, with the match going into a shoot-off. Fortunately, I was able to get over the line.”

Wade said he was more excited than nervous going into the shoot-off.

“I managed to calm myself down and think through my steps,” he said. “I wanted to ensure I could execute my shot as cleanly as possible.

“I always felt I could win medals in both my events in Guernsey. I knew it was within my capabilities.”

Wade has won three medals in total at the Island Games, having secured silver with Tiffany Slaton in the mixed recurve head-to-head team knockout competition at the Gotland Games in 2017.

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