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DeSilva-Andrade & Hayward Win Bronze Medals

DeSilva-Andrade & Hayward Win Bronze Medals

[Written by Stephen Wright] Yushae DeSilva-Andrade and Omar Hayward claimed bronze medals at the Veldhoven World Boccia Challenger event in the Netherlands yesterday. Both players reached the semi-finals of their respective categories, the BC1 women’s division and BC1 men’s division. Hayward lost his semi-final against Greece’s Panagiotis Soulanis... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade & Hayward Advance To Semis

DeSilva-Andrade & Hayward Advance To Semis

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade and Omar Hayward have both claimed victories and advanced to the semi finals at the Veldhoven World Boccia Challenger in the Netherlands. In her opening event in the BC1 female pool B division, DeSilva-Andrade recorded two wins. She won her first match defeating Angeline Melissa Anak Lawas from Malaysia 10 – 2, and advanced... Read more of this article

Boccia: DeSilva-Andrade & Hayward To Compete

Boccia: DeSilva-Andrade & Hayward To Compete

[Updated] Yushae DeSilva-Andrade and Omar Hayward are representing Bermuda at the World Boccia Challenger in Veldhoven, Netherlands, this week. Both athletes are competing in the BC1 Division at the NH Eindhoven Conference Centre Koningshof and will be in action later today. DeSilva-Andrade competed at the World Boccia Cup in Povoa de Varzim, northern... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade Competes In World Boccia Cup

DeSilva-Andrade Competes In World Boccia Cup

Bermuda’s Yushae DeSilva-Andrade recently competed in the Póvoa de Varzim 2022 World Boccia Cup in Portugal. Despite her best efforts, she lost both her opening games, which means she did not progress to the finals. She lost first game by only one point to a competitor from Spain who is currently ranked 6th in the world, and she then played the world... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Team At World Boccia Opening

Video: Bermuda Team At World Boccia Opening

The opening ceremony of the World Boccia Cup was held in Póvoa de Varzim in Portugal, with Yushae DeSilva-Andrade representing the island at the competition, which runs through July 11. Extract from the Opening Ceremony video showing glimpses of the Bermuda team:It has been more than two years since DeSilva-Andrade represented Bermuda on the international... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade Excited About Return To Action

DeSilva-Andrade Excited About Return To Action

[Written by Stephen Wright] It has been more than two years since Yushae DeSilva-Andrade represented Bermuda on the international stage in boccia. The athlete admits she is slightly nervous about returning to competitive action after a frustratingly long layoff because of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, she is relieved to resume the bowls-related sport,... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade To Compete In Boccia Cup

DeSilva-Andrade To Compete In Boccia Cup

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade will compete in the Póvoa de Varzim 2022 World Boccia Cup in Portugal, which is set to take place from July 3rd – July 11th. DeSilva-Andrade — who is currently ranked 36th in the world in her division — will represent Bermuda in the BC1 Division. File photo of DeSilva-Andrade in action:Related StoriesBoccia... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade Finishes 4th In Sao Paulo

DeSilva-Andrade Finishes 4th In Sao Paulo

Bermuda’s Yushae DeSilva-Andrade continued representing Bermuda at the BISFed 2019 Sao Paulo Boccia America Regional Championships. Playing in the Individual BC1 Division semifinal, DeSilva-Andrade took on Eduardo Sanchez Reyes from Mexico. In the semifinal, DeSilva-Andrade went down 3 – 1. Reyes scored a point in each of the first three periods,... Read more of this article

Boccia Team Competing In Sao Paulo Brazil

Boccia Team Competing In Sao Paulo Brazil

The Bermuda Boccia Team is currently competing in the Americas Regional Championships in Sao Paulo Brazil, with Omar Hayward and Yushae Desilva-Andrade competing in the BC1 division and Steve Wilson in the BC4 division. A spokesperson said, “Yushae Desilva-Andrade has won all three of her pool matches and has progressed to the semifinals, which... Read more of this article

Boccia Players Continue In Parapan Games

Boccia Players Continue In Parapan Games

Bermuda’s Omar Hayward and Yushae DeSilva Andrade were in action in the boccia portion of the Parapan Games in Lima, Peru. Ms DeSilva Andrade used skill and precision in her 5-1 victory over Ailen Flores from Argentina, after being down 1 – 0 at the end of the first game, DeSilva Andrade won the second game 2 – 0 to take a 2 – 1 lead. In... Read more of this article

Boccia Players Compete In Parapan Games

Boccia Players Compete In Parapan Games

Bermuda Boccia players have started competing in the Parapan Games in Peru. Omar Hayward and Yushae DeSilva-Andrade both took to the court for their Individual BC 1 Division opening matches. DeSilva Andrade went down 5-2 TO her opponent Eduardo Sanchez from Mexico, Sanchez had built at 5-0 lead after the first two rounds, with DeSilva Andrade picking... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda At Parapan Opening Ceremony

Video: Bermuda At Parapan Opening Ceremony

The Parapan American Games Opening Ceremony took place in Peru, with Bermuda’s team joining athletes from over 30 countries from around the region. Boccia athlete Steve Wilson served as Bermuda’s flag bearer during the Opening Ceremony for the Games, which will see over 1,800 athletes from 33 countries in action across 17 sports in the Peruvian... Read more of this article

Bermuda Flag Raised At Parapan Games In Peru

Bermuda Flag Raised At Parapan Games In Peru

The 2019 Parapan Games got underway in the Athletes Village in Peru with the Flag Raising Ceremony, raising all the flags of the nations competing, including Bermuda. Those in attendance included Bermuda’s four athletes — Jessica Lewis, Steve Wilson, Omar Hayward and Yushae Desilva-Andrade — as well as the Bermuda Paralympics Chef-de-Mission... Read more of this article