It was back on September 11th that the Executive Board of ITU met to debate and decide on several important issues, including the 2019 competition calendar, the new services for National Federations or the cities that will host the 2021 and 2022 Grand Final.
After reviewing the bids of the different cities interested on hosting our mayor events, the ITU Executive Board decided to award the 2021 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final to Bermuda.
It was following that announcement that concerns were raised about the Local Organizing Committee for the World Triathlon Series (WTS) event in Bermuda next year not being fully staffed with positions filled.
Steven Petty the current Bermuda Triathlon Association President sat down and talked to www.islandstats.com about the bid and next years WTS event and the Grand Final that will also have a Para Event attached.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
BOA Announce Bermuda Youth Olympic Team
The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) officially announced the team that will represent Bermuda at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.
Bermudian swimmer, Madelyn Moore, 18, will compete in the Women’s 100m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle.
Bermudian swimmer, Kai Legband, 18, will compete in the Men’s 100m Freestyle and 50m Freestyle.
Bermudian athlete, Clevonte Lodge-Bean, 16, will compete in the Men’s 400 meters.
They will be accompanied by Zoenique Williams who is the Chef de Mission.
The Buenos Aires 2018 Summer Youth Olympics will take place from October 6th to 18th, 2018 in Argentina. Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be held in Buenos Aires.
Brenda Dale, BOA Vice President, who is attending the Games on behalf of the BOA, said, “The BOA congratulates these three young athletes on their upcoming participation in the Buenos Aires Summer Youth Olympic Games. We are proud to have them represent Bermuda and we wish them the very best in competition.”
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Leverock & JK Navra Trans Win
Dante Leverock and his JK Navra Trans teammates defeated Tammeka 2 – 1 in Estonia Premier Division action.
Viktor Plotnikov gave JK Navra Trans the lead in the 40th minute from the penalty spot, but two minutes later the score was 1 – 1 when Tauno Tekko converted from the spot for Tammeka.
The winner would come in stoppage time when Eduard Golovljov scored earning JK Navra Trans the win.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Bermuda's European Footballers Round Up
Nahki Wells and his Queens Park Rangers teammates have recorded their first away win of their Sky Bet Championship season after securing a 2-1 victory against Bolton Wanderers at the University of Bolton Stadium.
A first-half effort from midfielder Luke Freeman and a well-taken second-half goal from Ebere Eze proved the difference for Steve McClaren’s, who held on for the three points despite Josh Magennis pulling one back for the home side.
Reggie Lambe and his Cambridge United teammates were put to the sword by a clinical Colchester United who ran away 3-0 winners in Sky Bet League Two.
Despite some decent spells in possession from United, the U’s lost the game in both boxes with their Essex opponents showing a more ruthless killer instinct. Sammie Szmodics and Frank Nouble gave the hosts a two goal cushion in the first half, before Courtney Senior completed the score line in the second period.
Having returned from international duty Lambe stepped back into the U’s starting eleven, alongside center back Greg Taylor who made his first start following a hamstring injury as United’s only two changes.
Dante Leverock and his JK Navra Trans teammates remained in 4th place in the Estonia Premier Division with a 2 – 2 draw with second place Flora.
Flora would take the lead in the 28th minute when Zakaria Beglarishvili scored, but Viktor Plotnikov drew JK Navra Trans level at 1 – 1 in the 51st minute.
In the 58th minute JK Navra Trans would go in front when Dmitry Barkov scored, but Erik Sorga would draw Flora level at 2 – 2 two minutes later.
Djair Parfitt-Williams’ NJ Rudar Velenje teammates struggle in the Slovenian PrvaLiga continued as they remain on the bottom of the standing following a 1 – 0 loss to Celje.
The only goal of the game came in the 10th minute when Mitja Lotrič scored.
Zeiko Lewis and his HK Kopavogur teammates recorded a 3 – 0 win over IR in Iceland.
Lewis and his teammates are League Leaders with 48 points from 21 matches.
Birkir Valur Jónsson gave them the lead in the 38th minute, Brynjar Jónasson doubled the lead in the 45th minute.
Ingiberg Ólafur Jónsson would score in the 58th minute to make it 3 – 0.
Willie Clemons and his Bodens BK recorded a 1 - 0 victory at Ytterhogdal. Jack Serrant-Green scored the match's only goal from penalty spot in the first half.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Collins Finishes 57th in WEG Dressage
The World Equestrian Games in the Dressage concluded with Annabelle Collins watching from the sidelines.
Collins riding Joyero VG on Day One was 27th with a score of 66.118%.
Day two saw the second half of the competitors take to the Center Ring and Collins slipped to 57th overall.