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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 Stories Boccia... 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

Three Athletes To Compete In Boccia Worlds

Three Athletes To Compete In Boccia Worlds

Bermuda will represented by three athletes at the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships in England, with Yushae DeSilva-Andrade, Steve Wilson, and Omar Hayward set to compete in the individual competition from August 12 – 15th. “All three athletes have been steadily climbing the World Rankings and are hoping good performances will continue... Read more of this article

Desilva-Andrade Wins Bronze Medal In Montreal

Desilva-Andrade Wins Bronze Medal In Montreal

Bermuda’s Yushae Desilva-Andrade captured a bronze medal at the BISFed Regional Open Championships in Montreal, marking the first time Bermuda has won a boccia medal in international competition. Bermuda was represented by three athletes at the event, and made a strong showing overall, with Steve Wilson and Omar Hayward advancing to the semi-finals,... Read more of this article

Boccia Athletes To Compete In Montreal

Boccia Athletes To Compete In Montreal

Boccia Bermuda will be sending three athletes to the BISFed 2017 Regional Open Championships to be held in Montreal from April 28th – 30th. Bermuda will be represented by Omar Hayward, Steve Wilson and 2016 Paralympian Yushae Desilva-Andrade. Bermuda’s coach Troy Farnsworth said, “This is the first competition that counts towards qualification... Read more of this article

DeSilva-Andrade: ‘Excited’ For 2020 Paralympics

DeSilva-Andrade: ‘Excited’ For 2020 Paralympics

Following the conclusion of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Bermuda’s Yushae DeSilva-Andrade – who competed in the Boccia Individual BC2 event – said the experience was “amazing” and that she is “excited about the 2020 Paralympic Games.” When asked how the Paralympics compared to her previous competition experience,... Read more of this article

‘Paralympians Represented Bermuda With Pride’

‘Paralympians Represented Bermuda With Pride’

“We join with all of Bermuda in congratulating the achievements of our most deserving Paralympians who represented Bermuda with determination and pride,” Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards said.” “We are truly excited by their accomplishments and wish them well. Thank you to Jessica Cooper Lewis and Yushae... Read more of this article