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Jessica Lewis Places Second In 400 Metres

Jessica Lewis Places Second In 400 Metres

Jessica Lewis finished second in the T53 400 metres at the WPA Paris Grand Prix in the French capital today [June 14]. Lewis clocked a personal best time of 58.00sec to finish behind Catherine Debrunner, of Switzerland, in 49.43. Anita Scherrer, of Switzerland, came third in 1:04.92. Lewis, who finished second in the T53 100 yesterday, hopes to represent... 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

Jessica Lewis Honoured In Float Parade

Jessica Lewis Honoured In Float Parade

Bermuda athlete Jessica Lewis has shown her appreciation for an eye-catching float depicting her racing down the track in her wheelchair that took part in the Bermuda Day Parade on Front Street. The colourful float was designed by Jordan Carey on behalf of the Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation, which Lewis described as “amazing recognition.” Lewis,... Read more of this article

Jessica Lewis Fourth In 400m In Japan

Jessica Lewis Fourth In 400m In Japan

Jessica Lewis finished fourth the T53 400 metres at the Para Athletics World Championships in Kobe, Japan, today [May 23]. Lewis, who needed a top-two finish to guarantee qualification for the Paralympics in Paris this summer, finished in 1min 00sec 94sec. Zou Hongzhuan, of China, won the race in 54.57, with her compatriot Gao Fang second in 55.78.... Read more of this article

Jessica Lewis Finishes Fourth In Japan

Jessica Lewis Finishes Fourth In Japan

Jessica Lewis finished fourth in the T53 100 metres at the Para Athletics World Championships in Kobe, Japan, today [May 22]. Lewis, who needed a top-two finish to guarantee qualification for the Paralympics in Paris this summer, finished in 17.57sec. Zou Hongzhuan, of China, won the race in 16.88, with her compatriot Gao Fang second in 16.91. Hamide... Read more of this article

Jessica Lewis On Qualifying Quest In Kobe

Jessica Lewis On Qualifying Quest In Kobe

[Written by Stephen Wright] Jessica Lewis said she is confident of qualifying for the Paralympics in Paris by finishing in the top two in the T53 100 metres at the Para Athletics World Championships in Kobe, Japan. Lewis arrived in Japan’s seventh largest city seven days ago and races in the T53 100 tomorrow [5.15 am] and the T53 400 on Thursday [7.15... 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

Jessica Lewis In Japan For Kobe Worlds

Jessica Lewis In Japan For Kobe Worlds

Jessica Lewis will step up her bid to reach the Paralympics in Paris this summer when she competes at the Para Athletics World Championships in Kobe, Japan. The Bermudian, who specialises in the T53 100 metres, will look to build on her third-place finish at the Sharjah International Open Para Athletics Meeting and a fourth-place finish at the 15th... Read more of this article

Jessica Lewis On Season Goals And More

Jessica Lewis On Season Goals And More

[Written by Stephen Wright] Jessica Lewis believes she is approaching her peak as an athlete as she builds towards the Paralympic Games in Paris this summer. The 30-year-old recently won her second Female Athlete of the Year award in recognition of her gold medal display in the T53 100 metres at the Parapan Am Games in Santiago, Chile, in November last... Read more of this article

Video: Jessica Lewis Finishes 4th In 100m

Video: Jessica Lewis Finishes 4th In 100m

Jessica Lewis got her 2024 season underway at the 15th International Open Athletics Meeting / Grand Prix in Dubai, competing in the 100m final. Lewis crossed the line fourth in time of 17.74. The race was won by Catherine Debrunner from Switzerland in a time of 15.49, Samantha Kinghorn from Great Britain was second in 15.56, and Hamide Dogangun from... Read more of this article

Lewis Ranked In Top 10 In Three Distances

Lewis Ranked In Top 10 In Three Distances

As the new year starts, Jessica Lewis is ranked in the top 10 in the world in three different distances. The Bermudian sprinter is ranked 5th in the T53 women’s 100m after clocking a time of 16.52 on May 27th, 2023 in Nottwil, Switzerland. With a time of 58.12, Lewis is ranked 7th in the T53 women’s 400m, she clocked the time back on February... Read more of this article

Videos: Jessica Lewis Wins Parapan Gold Medal

Videos: Jessica Lewis Wins Parapan Gold Medal

[Updated with videos] Jessica Lewis has just claimed a very impressive victory in the 100-meter race at the Parapan Games in Chile today [Nov 25], winning the gold medal in dominant style, setting a new Parapan record. Update | Video of the race showing the stunning win by Jessica Lewis Lewis, who entered the race as the defending gold medalist and... Read more of this article

Trio Set To Compete At Para Pan Am Games

Trio Set To Compete At Para Pan Am Games

Bermuda will be represented at the 2023 Para Pan American Games in Chile by three athletes, with Jessica Lewis, Yushae DeSilva Andrade and Omar Hayward set to be in action. Lewis will be competing in the 100m, 400m, and 800m, while DeSilva Andrade and Hayward will compete in boccia. The Games will be held between 17-26 November and will feature 2,000... Read more of this article

Petty Selected To Officiate Paralympics Triathlon

Petty Selected To Officiate Paralympics Triathlon

The World Triathlon organisation announced the Technical Officials that will officiate at the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games, which includes Bermuda’s Patricia Petty. Ms Petty — who received the Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honor award for her services to the sport of triathlon back in 2019 – has been selected as one of... Read more of this article

Lewis Concludes Grand Prix With Personal Best

Lewis Concludes Grand Prix With Personal Best

Jessica Lewis concluded competing in the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai. During the third day of action, she competed in the T52/53 women’s 400m finals. Lewis finished 5th clocking a personal best time of 58.12, Catherine Debrunner clocked a winning time of 50.17, with Samantha Kinghorn 2nd in 52.60, and Hongzhuan Zhou third clocking 54.11. Related... Read more of this article

Photos, Video, 360: Pedal For Paralympics

Photos, Video, 360: Pedal For Paralympics

The Pedal for Paralympics event is taking place today [Feb 19] — starting at Royal Naval Dockyard in Sandys this morning and finishing at Ferry Reach Park in St George’s — with cyclists coming out to support the Bermuda Paralympic Association to raise funds towards Bermuda’s elite para-athletes competing abroad at the World Championships,... Read more of this article