It is less than a week to go before Team Bermuda move into the Toronto 2015 ParaPanAm Athlete Village!
The Bermuda team for the Pan American Games did Bermuda proud and the Bermuda team for the ParaPanAm Games will do the same.
Bermuda’s ParaPanAm team will consist of:
Ann Lindroth – Bermuda Paralympic Association President (BPARAS) Jeni Southern – Bermuda Paralympic Association Secretary General Lorri Lewis – Chef de Mission (CdM) Annabel Carter - Doctor Jessica Lewis – T53 Athletics Athlete Yushae Desilva-Andrade – BC2 Boccia Athlete Steve Wilson – BC4 Boccia Athlete Ken Thom – Athletics Coach Troy Farnsworth – Boccia Coach Ashanti Andrade – Boccia Athlete Support Milton Hill – Boccia Athlete Support
Chef de Mission Lorri Lewis said, “As the President and Secretary General of all NPC’s (National Paralympic Committees) are allowed to each have a guest accredited, we also have Mark Lewis (Jessica’s Dad) and Sara Corday (Board member of Boccia Bermuda) with us. Other cheerleaders from Bermuda will be Barbara Cooper (better known as Bragging Granny!), Jean Lewis (Jessica’s other granny), Jacqui Lewis (Jessica’s big sister!), Karen Olson (head cheerleader!)”
Farnsworth, Desilva-Andrade, Wilson, Andrade and Hill will fly in on the August 2nd and will be transferred to the Village by Toronto 2015.
The Games will have 462 Medal events in 17 sports, to be held at 11 competition venues, with the participation of 1600 athletes from 28 countries.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Marshall Competes in Pan Am 1500m
Marshall in Action in Toronto
Lamont Marshall was Bermuda's final competitor in Track and Field athlete at the Pan American Games in Toronto.
With several Olympians and World Champions in the Field the pace was fast from the start. Marshall fought hard to stay with the group but just did not have the legs to stay with the field.
Marshall recorded a time of 4:00:38 finishing 15th.
Following the race Marshall said, “I am still getting over running the Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby, my breathing was OK, it was just the legs, I could have done things a little different, but that is not always a guarantee.”
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Morgan Pulls Out of Pan American Games
www.islandstats.com can reveal that Bermuda’s Pan American Games Sprinter Cheria Morgan has a nagging injury and will not be able to compete in the 100m in Toronto.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Healthy Choice 5K Round Up
Chayce Smith and Erica Hawley are the 2015 Healthy Choice 5K Male and Female Champions.
Smith cruised his way to the title when he crossed the line in a time of 16:35, Evan Naude crossed the line second recording a time of 17:19 and Winter Olympian and Commonwealth Games Triathlete Tucker Murphy finished third with a time of 18:13.
Youth Olympian Hawley ran to victory in a time of 22:16, finishing 14th overall, with Martina Olcheski-Bell finishing one spot back clocking a time of 22:20 and the third Female finisher was Melissa Logie who finished 18th overall with a time of 22:48.
The Bermuda Bums team of Victoria Fiddick, Deon Breary and Jennifer Alen are the You Go Girl! Relay 2015 Champions, defending the title they claimed in Dockyard last year
The trio crossed the line in a time of 23:01, with The Sweaty Palms team of Rebecca Cooper, Teresa Humphrey, Kelly Larrett finishing second in the Division crossing the line in a time of 24:33, clocking 25:24 saw The Par La Ville Plodders finish third, the team comprised of Lucy Ching, Louise Wells and Rebecca Shepherd.
The Alty’s Angels team of Fiona Lines, Zoe Roberts and Alexis Roberts won the Family Run Division with a time of 28:05, while Stepanka Sprincova, Sharlene Sousa and Krista Dyer making up The Run Boxers won the Corporate Division with a time of 23.53.