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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

Photos/Video: Paralympic Petal Presented To City

Photos/Video: Paralympic Petal Presented To City

[Updated with video] The Paralympic Petal — a souvenir given by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games – is now public display at City Hall as a symbol of inspiration and motivation for future athletes. All 164 nations that participated in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London received a handmade copper petal from the... Read more of this article

Paralympic Petal To Go On Display In Hamilton

Paralympic Petal To Go On Display In Hamilton

Following a presentation on May 4th the Paralympic Petal —  a souvenir given by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games  – will go on public display at City Hall as a symbol of inspiration and motivation for future athletes. A statement from the City said, “The Corporation of Hamilton and Bermuda Paralympic... Read more of this article

NOSPC Comments On Paralympic Games

NOSPC Comments On Paralympic Games

The National Office for Seniors and Physically Challenged [NOSPC] says that they’re looking forward to the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A spokesperson said, “The National Office for Seniors and Physically Challenged would like to remind the public that the Paralympic flame will be ignited at the Opening Ceremony of the... Read more of this article

Paralympian Jessica Lewis Returns Home

Paralympian Jessica Lewis Returns Home

Bermuda’s Paralympian Jessica Lewis returned to the island on Saturday [Sept 29], for the first time since the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The 19-year-old competed three events, marking the first time Bermuda has been represented by a track and field athlete at Paralympic level.She joined over 4,000 athletes from more than 160 countries during... Read more of this article

‘Jessica Lewis Represented With Pride & Honour’

‘Jessica Lewis Represented With Pride & Honour’

With the London 2012 Paralympic Games concluding last night [Sept 9] at the Olympic Stadium, Jessica Lewis  — the first Bermudian track and field athlete to qualify for the Paralympics – has been congratulated for her performance which was called “inspirational” and “outstanding.” Premier Cox said, “Jessica has... Read more of this article

Lewis Finishes Competition, Places 8th In 400m

Lewis Finishes Competition, Places 8th In 400m

Bermuda’s Paralympian Jessica Lewis took to the track for the final time this evening [Sept 8] at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The 19-year-old competed three events, marking the first time Bermuda has been represented by a track and field athlete at Paralympic level. Lewis finished the T53 400m finals in 8th place clocking a time of 1:08:88.... Read more of this article

Paralympics: Jessica Lewis Finishes 8th In 200m

Paralympics: Jessica Lewis Finishes 8th In 200m

[Updated] Bermuda’s Paralympian Jessica Lewis will take to the track today [Sept 6] for the women’s 200 meter T53 event at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.The 19-year-old competed in her first event — the 100 meter T53 event — on September 2nd, becoming the first track and field athlete from Bermuda history to make an appearance at... Read more of this article

Lewis’ Mother Reflects On Opening Event

Lewis’ Mother Reflects On Opening Event

Jessica Lewis’ mother Lorri Lewis reflected on the day her daughter competed in her first Paralympic Games saying, “The day had come – Jessica will compete in her first Paralympic event!” The video below is a three and a half hour video of the events but to go directly to Jessica’s race click here. “Coach Ken had put the ‘hand cuffs’... Read more of this article

Lewis Finishes 8th In Paralympic 100m Final

Lewis Finishes 8th In Paralympic 100m Final

All the waiting was over as Bermuda’s Paralympian Jessica Lewis took to the track today [Sept 2] for the women’s 100 meter T53 event at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. With eight competitors, Lewis found herself straight into the Finals. The build up to these Paralympic Games for Lewis has been an emotional ride and Lewis who was drawn in Lane... Read more of this article