Jessica Lewis: ‘Proud To Win For Bermuda’

November 26, 2023 | 2 Comments

Following her record setting victory in the 100m at the Parapan Games in Chile, Jessica Lewis said she is “incredibly proud” to have won a gold medal for Bermuda and thanked everyone for their “wonderful messages.”

Lewis set a new record finishing in 16.71, breaking the old record of 17.36, which she set herself when she won the 2019 Games. This win marks her third consecutive gold medal in this event at the Parapan Games; having remained undefeated in the 100m in the event since 2015.

Considering the Parapan Games includes over 30 nations including the US, Canada, and nations in the Caribbean and South America, this is a remarkable achievement by the 30-year-old sprinter, who finished well ahead of the field to win gold in commanding style.

Jessica Lewis wins 100m Parapan 2023 Chile

In a post on Instagram, Lewis said, “Incredibly proud to have won Gold and set a new ParaPan Am Games record for the third time in the 100m for Bermuda! The last few months have brought a lot of new amazing changes to my athletic career and I couldn’t be more grateful to Coach Geoff for his support, encouragement and guidance. ⁣

“As well as Carla, Simon, Christian and everyone at Athletics Canada for welcoming me with open arms into their high performance family! ⁣ Thank you to Ann for all her support in being the best president of the Bermuda Paralympic Association. ⁣

“To Sergio and the team at Positive Results for keeping me going when in Bermuda. Thank you to my sponsors Everen Group, Convex Re and Butterfield & Vallis. To my wonderful family for always supporting me. ⁣ And thank you all for your wonderful messages. I’m so fortunate to have so much support. I can’t wait to see what we accomplish next!”

Jessica Lewis Bermuda Nov 26 2023

The 2023 Parapan Games saw a superb overall showing by Bermuda’s athletes, as in addition to this gold medal, Yushae DeSilva-Andrade won a silver medal in boccia and Omar Hayward claimed a strong 4th place finish in boccia.

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  1. Barbara Cooper says:

    Hail to Bermuda ! And to these Bermudians for continuing to keep Bermuda on the International Sporting World map ………… congratulations to you all for your sterling achievements…

  2. Lion Paw says:

    Jessica you are an amazing you lady and deserving of everything you have done. Congratulations darling

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