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PLP Congratulate Flora Duffy & Paralympians

PLP Congratulate Flora Duffy & Paralympians

Following their respective showings on the world stage, Shadow Minister of Health and Community Affairs Michael Weeks congratulated new ITU World Champion Flora Duffy and Paralympians Jessica Lewis and Yushae Desilva-Andrade, saying “we salute all three of these athletes.” Mr Weeks said, “The last few weeks have been busy ones for... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda In Paralympic Closing Ceremony

Video: Bermuda In Paralympic Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio is taking place this evening [Sept 18], with all 160 countries being represented in the Parade of Nations by a single flag-bearer. Bermuda was represented by two athletes at these Games — sprinter Jessica Lewis and boccia player Yushae Desilva-Andrade – with Desilva-Andrade serving... Read more of this article

Video: Jessica Lewis Finishes 6th In 800M Heats

Video: Jessica Lewis Finishes 6th In 800M Heats

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis finished 6th in the 800m heats at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio this morning, crossing the line in a time of 1:58.24, marking a personal best for the 23-year-old athlete.Racing in the second of two heats, Hongzhuan Zhou from China was 1st, Angela Ballard from Australia was 2nd, Samantha Kinghorn... Read more of this article

Desilva-Andrade Makes Debut At Paralympics

Desilva-Andrade Makes Debut At Paralympics

[Updated] Yushae Desilva-Andrade made her debut at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil today [Sept 13], marking the first time Bermuda has been represented at the Paralympic level in Boccia.Desilva-Andrade matched up against Jeong Min Sohn of Korea in the Mixed Individual BC2 Boccia event, with Sohn winning 7-0. The 22-year-old Bermudian is scheduled... Read more of this article

Video: Jessica Lewis Finishes 6th in 400M Heats

Video: Jessica Lewis Finishes 6th in 400M Heats

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis finished 6th in the 400m heats at 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio this afternoon [Sept 10], crossing the line in a time of 1:00.25. This time will not see her advance to the finals, however the 23-year-old sprinter did record a personal best, recording her fastest ever time in the 400m today.Racing... Read more of this article

Video: Jessica Lewis Finishes 6th In 100M Finals

Video: Jessica Lewis Finishes 6th In 100M Finals

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis finished 6th in the 100m finals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio this evening [Sept 8], racing across the line in a time of 17.25.Lisha Huang from China won the gold medal with a time of 16.28, Hongzhuan Zhou from China won silver in 16.51, Angela Ballard from Australia won bronze in 16.59, Hamide... Read more of this article

Video: Lewis Advances To Finals At Paralympics

Video: Lewis Advances To Finals At Paralympics

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis has just qualified for the 100m finals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, recording a time of 17.42 in this afternoon’s heats  to advance to the finals.Hongzhuan Zhou from China finished first with a time of 16.64, Angela Ballard from Australia was second in 16.80, Kelsey Lefevour from the... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Paralympic Team Enter Stadium

Video: Bermuda Paralympic Team Enter Stadium

The 2016 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony is taking place this evening [Sept 7] in Rio, with Bermuda’s team — dressed in our traditional Bermuda shorts — entering the stadium behind flag-bearer Jessica Lewis. The island is being represented by two athletes at these Games: Jessica Lewis is making her second Paralympic appearance for Bermuda... Read more of this article

Bermudians’ Schedule For Paralympic Games

Bermudians’ Schedule For Paralympic Games

Bermudian paralympians Jessica Lewis and Yushae Desilva-Andrade are set to begin competition at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, with competition dates ranging from September 8 to September 17 for the pair. Lewis will compete in the 100, 400m and 800m, while Desilva-Andrade will compete in Boccia. Both athletes are pictured below earlier this week... Read more of this article

Lewis ‘Extremely Proud To Represent Bermuda’

Lewis ‘Extremely Proud To Represent Bermuda’

[Written by Don Burgess] When you’re the gold medal champion from the Parapan Games, the bar is raised and so are expectations. It’s raised even higher when you’ve made the podium at the World Championships. Along with those lofty expectations comes added pressure to do well, but athlete Jessica Lewis can handle it.Lewis — along with... Read more of this article

Best Wishes Extended To Bermuda Paralympians

Best Wishes Extended To Bermuda Paralympians

As Bermuda’s two paralympians Jessica Lewis and Yushae Desilva-Andrade prepare to leave for the Rio 2016 Paralympics, the Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards wished them luck in their respective competitions. “On behalf of the Government and people of Bermuda, I want to congratulate and thank Jessica and Yushae for... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade: “Amazing” To Represent Island

DeSilva-Andrade: “Amazing” To Represent Island

Bermuda’s Paralympic Team is getting set to compete in Rio, with Yushae DeSilva-Andrade ready to compete in the Boccia Individual BC2 event, marking Bermuda’s first appearance in the sport of Boccia at the Paralympic Games. Bermuda will be fielding a 2-strong team at the Paralympic Games next month in Rio, with sprinter Jessica Lewis also set... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade Gets 2016 Paralympic Spot

DeSilva-Andrade Gets 2016 Paralympic Spot

Bermuda’s Paralympic Team has increased to two members with news that Yushae DeSilva-Andrade has been allocated a spot in the 2016 Rio Paralympics. DeSilva-Andrade will compete in the Boccia Individual BC2 event after recently competing in the BISFed 2016 World Individual Championships in Beijing. Ms DeSilva-Andrade along with Jessica Lewis at the... Read more of this article