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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

De-Silva Andrade & Wilson To Compete In China

De-Silva Andrade & Wilson To Compete In China

The Bermuda Paralympic Association has announced that Yushae De-Silva Andrade and Steve Wilson will be travelling to Beijing, China to compete in the Boccia Individual World Championships, to be held from March 21 to March 25. 137 elite athletes from 31 nations will be competing in Beijing, marking the final opportunity for athletes to gain valuable... Read more of this article

Bermuda Boccia Team Competes In Colombia

Bermuda Boccia Team Competes In Colombia

Four Bermuda boccia athletes recently competed in the BISFed World Open in Colombia, with Steve Wilson, Yushae DeSilva-Andrade, Jaime Brangman and Omar Hayward joining elite boccia players from over 30 countries around the world. Steve Wilson won his pool [Pool A BC4] and progressed on to the round of 16, where he lost 7-3 to Marco Dispaltro of Canada,... Read more of this article

Four Boccia Athletes To Compete In Colombia

Four Boccia Athletes To Compete In Colombia

Four Bermuda boccia athletes will be travelling to Cali, Colombia to compete in the BISFed World Open which will take place from October 30th – 2nd November. Steve Wilson, Yushae DeSilva-Andrade, Jaime Brangman and Omar Hayward will join elite boccia players from over 30 countries. The competition will be the last opportunity for players to gain... Read more of this article

Wilson & DeSilva-Andrade Compete In Toronto

Wilson & DeSilva-Andrade Compete In Toronto

The 2015 Parapan Am Games got underway in Toronto on August 7, with Bermuda represented by three athletes in two sports, as Jessica Lewis, Steve Wilson, and Yushae DeSilva-Andrade joined athletes from 28 other nations. In summing up the competition thus far, a spokesperson said, “Yushae competed against 47th ranked Lucas De Araujo Ferreira from... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda’s Team At Opening Ceremony

Video: Bermuda’s Team At Opening Ceremony

Bermuda’s team joined athletes from 28 other nations at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Parapan Am Games in Toronto last night [Aug 7], with Jessica Lewis, Steve Wilson, and Yushae DeSilva-Andrade set to test their athletic skills against some of the best in the world.The 2015 Parapan Am Games will feature 1,608 athletes from 28 countries... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Team Ready For Parapan Am Games

Bermuda’s Team Ready For Parapan Am Games

The 2015 Parapan Am Games are set to get underway in Toronto this evening [Aug 7] and Bermuda will be represented by three athletes in two sports, with Jessica Lewis, Steve Wilson, and Yushae DeSilva-Andrade set to join athletes from 28 other nations. Ms. DeSilva-Andrade will be the official flag bearer for Bermuda at the opening ceremony this evening,... 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

Yushae Simmons Finishes Third In China

Yushae Simmons Finishes Third In China

[Updated] Marking the first time that a Bermuda athlete has attended such a high level of competition in the Paralympic sport of Boccia, the island was recently represented by 20-year-old Yushae Simmons at the Boccia World Championships in China, finishing third in the event. Ms. Simmons began the competition in B2 Group 5, taking on Nigel Murray of... Read more of this article

Yushae Simmons To Compete In China

Yushae Simmons To Compete In China

Yushae Simmons [pictured] will be travelling to China to compete in the Boccia World Championships later this month, marking the first time Bermuda has been represented at this high level of competition in the Paralympic sport of Boccia. Ms. Simmons, 20, learned to play Boccia through the WindReach Adaptive Sports Program and has been competing internationally... Read more of this article