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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

Paralympic Website Features Jessica Lewis

Paralympic Website Features Jessica Lewis

After winning her first Parapan American Games title last August, Bermudian Jessica Lewis is now aiming to capture a medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, with the official website of the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] recently featuring the athlete. The story at Paralympic.org says “After winning her country’s first Parapan American... Read more of this article

Podcast: Paralympic Sprinter Jessica Lewis

Podcast: Paralympic Sprinter Jessica Lewis

Jessica Lewis is someone who does not believe in obstacles, leading her to be enthusiastic about not only sports, but changing people’s mindsets as well. With a breakout year in 2015 that included collecting Bermuda’s first ever major para-sports medals including a World Championships medal, shattering the Parapan Games record, and attaining... Read more of this article

Video: Final “10 Most” Spotlights Jessica Lewis

Video: Final “10 Most” Spotlights Jessica Lewis

Born weighing only 3.5 pounds with a serious spinal condition, Jessica Lewis has gone on to become one of the finest athletes Bermuda has ever produced and a world class sprinter in her own right, leading her to be named as the “Most Fascinating Person of 2015.” With a breakout year that included collecting Bermuda’s first ever major... Read more of this article

Lewis Achieves Qualifying Times For Paralympics

Lewis Achieves Qualifying Times For Paralympics

Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis has achieved the qualifying time in three events for the 2016 Rio Paralympics, gaining the ‘A’ standard in the 100m. and ‘B’ standards in the 400m and 800m. Although Ms Lewis has achieved the qualifying times, she must still wait for the ‘official’ word from the International Paralympic Committee that... Read more of this article