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Video: DeSilva-Andrade Wins Medal In Portugal

Video: DeSilva-Andrade Wins Medal In Portugal

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade won a silver medal at the Povoa World Boccia Cup in Portugal today [July 13]. The Bermudian, who competes in the women’s BC1 Division, defeated an opponent from Israel to advance to the semifinals, where she then defeated an opponent from Croatia to advance to the finals, where she lost to Brazil’s Andreza De Oliveira. DeSilva-Andrade... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade Reaches Final In Portugal

DeSilva-Andrade Reaches Final In Portugal

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade has reached the final of the Povoa World Boccia Cup in Portugal and will face Brazil’s Andreza De Oliveira for the gold medal today [July 13]. DeSilva-Andrade, who competes in the women’s BC1 Division, beat Dora Basic, of Croatia, 12-0 in the semi-final yesterday. The Bermudian is warming up for the Paralympic Games in Paris,... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade Defeats World Number 1

DeSilva-Andrade Defeats World Number 1

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade defeated world number 1 Yee Ting Jeralyn Tan 4-2 and will play her final pool match against Bat-El Brighton-Ha Cohen tomorrow. A spokesperson said, “Yushae DeSilva-Andrade beat world number 1 player Yee Ting Jeralyn Tan from Singapore today 4-2. Fantastic result for Yushae. “She will now play final pool match tomorrow... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade And Hayward In Action

DeSilva-Andrade And Hayward In Action

[Updated] Yushae DeSilva-Andrade and Omar Hayward are representing Bermuda at the Povoa de Varzim World Boccia Cup in Portugal, which starts today [July 10]. Athletes from 27 countries are participating, including many top athletes who will compete at the upcoming Paralympic Games in Paris. DeSilva-Andrade has qualified for the Paralympics in the women’s... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade To Compete In Portugal

DeSilva-Andrade To Compete In Portugal

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade will step up her preparations for the Paralympic Games in Paris when she competes at the upcoming Povao de Varzim World Boccia Cup in Portugal. DeSilva-Andrade, who competes in the women’s BC1 Division, heads to Portugal this week for the tournament, which starts next Monday [July 8]. She will represent Bermuda at the Paralympics... Read more of this article

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade Qualifies For Paris

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade Qualifies For Paris

[Written by Stephen Wright] Boccia player Yushae DeSilva-Andrade has qualified for the Paralympic Games in Paris this summer. DeSilva-Andrade, 30, has earned sufficient ranking points to reach the Paralympics, which run from August 28 to September 8. “It’s official – I have qualified for the Paralympic Games 2024 in Paris!” DeSilva-Andrade,... Read more of this article

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade On Paris Hopes

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade On Paris Hopes

[Written by Stephen Wright] Boccia player Yushae DeSilva-Andrade said she hopes to have done enough to have qualified for the Paralympics in Paris this summer. The 30-year-old expects to discover next month whether she has met the standard for the Paralympics. DeSilva-Andrade, who competed at the recent Montreal World Cup, her first outing of the year,... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade, Hayward Conclude In Montreal

DeSilva-Andrade, Hayward Conclude In Montreal

The Montreal World Boccia Cup concluded for Bermuda’s Yushae DeSilva-Andrade and Omar Hayward. Hayward bounced back brilliantly upsetting world number 8 Eduardo Sanchez from Mexico 3 – 2. After a defeat in his 1st match, Hayward showed great fight and a much-improved performance, however unfortunately due to a poorer point differential... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade Reflects On Montreal Cup

DeSilva-Andrade Reflects On Montreal Cup

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade said she was thrilled to be back in action after completing her first competition of the year at the Montreal Boccia World Cup. The Bermudian defeated Aurelie Aubert, of France, in 5-2 on Tuesday [April 30] before losing 8-2 to Japan’s Yuriko Fujii yesterday. DeSilva-Andrade, who hopes to reach the Paralympic Games in Paris... Read more of this article

Omar Hayward Back In Action Today

Omar Hayward Back In Action Today

Omar Hayward lost his opening match at the World Boccia Cup in Montreal to John Loung, of Hong Kong, yesterday [April 30]. The Bermudian, who was beaten by the world No 6 15-2, faces Eduardo Sanchez, of Mexico, today. Troy Farnsworth, the Bermuda boccia coach, said: “Omar made a few uncharacteristic errors, which you can’t afford to make against... Read more of this article

Boccia: Desilva-Andrade Claims Win In Montreal

Boccia: Desilva-Andrade Claims Win In Montreal

Yushae Desilva-Andrade secured a 5-2 victory against world number 15 Aurelie Aubert from France in her first boccia match in Montreal. A spokesperson said, “Yushae won her 1st match today 5-2 against world number 15 Aurelie Aubert from France. She got off to a great start winning 2 points in both the first 2 ends to go 4-0 up at the half way mark.... Read more of this article

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade Climbs Rankings

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade Climbs Rankings

[Written by Stephen Wright] Yushae DeSilva-Andrade ends the year with a boccia world ranking of fourth in the women’s individual BC1 division. The Bermudian, who won a silver medal at the Parapan Am Games in Santiago, Chile, last month, climbs two spots in the rankings as she builds towards the Paralympic Games in Paris next summer. “Finishing... Read more of this article

Minister Darrell Congratulates Parapan Athletes

Minister Darrell Congratulates Parapan Athletes

Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport Owen Darrell congratulated Jessica Lewis and Yushae DeSilva-Andrade on their medal wins at the 2023 Parapan Games in Chile. Bermuda finished the Games in 13th place on the medal table, an impressive showing for a small island, as the Games included over 30 nations; the US, Canada and countries in the Caribbean... Read more of this article

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade Wins Silver In Style

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade Wins Silver In Style

[Written by Stephen Wright] Yushae DeSilva-Andrade ensured she won her silver medal in dazzling style after braiding her hair in blue and pink colours for the Parapan Am Games in Santiago, Chile. DeSilva-Andrade enjoyed a Games to remember, winning the silver medal in the women’s individual BC1 division and decided to wear the eye-catching braids... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade: ‘An Honour To Win A Medal’

DeSilva-Andrade: ‘An Honour To Win A Medal’

[Written by Stephen Wright] Yushae DeSilva-Andrade has described winning the silver medal at the Parapan Am Games in Santiago, Chile, as the proudest moment of her boccia career. DeSilva-Andrade won two of her three pool A round-robin matches in the women’s individual BC1 division to finish runner-up in her category. She narrowly missed out on gold... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade Wins Silver Medal In Chile

DeSilva-Andrade Wins Silver Medal In Chile

[Updated with video] Yushae DeSilva-Andrade has won a silver medal in the boccia women’s individual BC1 division at the Parapan Am Games in Santiago, Chile, today [November 22]. DeSilva-Andrade final’s round-robin encounter was against Brazilian opponent Andreza de Oliviera in a battle for gold. The Bermudian, who had won her first two pool... Read more of this article