Bermuda’s Paralympian Jessica Lewis was back on the Track in Dubai competing in the World Para Athletics Championships.
Lewis took to the Track for the T53 Women's 800m Final.
Lewis clocked a time of 2:05.38 on her way to finishing 8th.
Madison de Rozario from Australia set a Championship Record in the race clocking a Gold Medal time of 1:52.15.
Lewis on completion of competition told www.islandstats.com, “I am really proud of how I raced here at my 4th World Championships. To come away with a 4th place finish in my main event the 100m gives me so much confidence going into a Paralympic Year and a extra little push for training even harder for Tokyo.”
“To also come away from this competition having qualified in my own right for a 400m Final was a big leap forward for me as well,” continued Lewis.
Lewis concluded, “Competing in the 800m was a bit tough for me here but I know it’s not my focus event. I’m still proud to be among the top women in the world. To have also set a personal best time in the 100m I know that I put everything I had into my race and gives me hope that I can still get faster.”
Saturday, November 09, 2019
Lewis Advances to T53 Women's 400m Final
A day after finishing 4th in the World Para Athletics Championships T53 Women’s 100m Final, Jessica Lewis was back on the Track in Dubai.
Lewis competed in the T53 Women's 400m Round 1 Heat 2 finishing 4th in a time of 1:00.82.
This time was faster than the time Lewis had while winning the Gold Medal in the Parapan Games in Lima, Peru.
Lewis than took to the Track for her Second Final when she lines up for the Final.
Lewis finished 8th in the T53 Women’s 400m Final when she clocked a time of 1:03.83.
Friday, November 08, 2019
Lewis Finishes 4th in T53 Women's 100m Final
Jessica Lewis took to the Track in Dubai for the World Para Athletics Championships T53 Women’s 100m Final.
Lewis finished 4th with a time of 16.84, she finished 2 tenths of a second from the podium spot.
Fang Gao from China clocked winning time of 16.26 which is a Championship Record, Hingzhuan Zhou also from China was second in 16.58 and Samantha Kinghorn from Great Britain was third in 16.64.
Following the race, Lewis told www.islandstats.com, “4th is always tough but I’m proud to come away with 2 of my fastest 100m races for this season and to have beaten and gapped some of the big names in my class.”
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Lewis Wins T53 Women's 100m Heat Two
Jessica Lewis has won Heat 2 of the T53 Women’s 100m race in Dubai, as the World Para Athletics Championships got underway.
Lewis competing in Heat 2, clocked a Personal Best time of 16.74 on her way go advancing to the Final.
Lewis finished with the third fastest Qualifying Time of the two Heats, with Samatha Kinghorn from Great Britain clocking the fastest Qualifying Time of 16.36.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Bean Passes IAAF Level 5 Elite Academy Coach Course
Donna Raynor President of the Bermuda National Athletics Association announced Director of Athletics, DeVon Bean has successfully passed with distinction, the Sprints and Hurdles IAAF Level 5 Elite Academy Coach Course.
The IAAF Academy Course for Elite Coach is the highest recognized achievement awarded through the IAAF Coaches Education and Certification System (CECS). It is a globally recognized qualification that indicates that a coach is not only highly experienced but has the knowledge to coach or instruct at the highest international levels of the track and field profession.
This certification is considered as an equivalent to the USATF (United States of America Track and Field) Level 3 which is the highest certification in the USA.
The course comprised of a week-long 12 hour per day theory and practical component which made up 50% of the grade. Upon completion of this, participant’s grades had to be sufficient to grant them access to complete the second part which was a study over the following six months of a chosen athlete implementing the required components to produce a full report of a six-month training cycle.
Coach Bean commenced his coaching certifications in 2008 and prior to this completed the Youth Chief Coach Certification in 2013. He has been heavily involved with athletics since his retirement from professional track and field and we are grateful for his commitment to the sport of athletics in Bermuda.
Coach Bean is responsible for leading the coaching staff for the Carifta 2020 team and we have no doubt that he will choose a strong team to support the goals set for the Bermuda team.
“We, the BNAA are very proud of Coach Bean and congratulate him. He is the first to complete this course in this format and puts Bermuda in a position to be compared to our global counterparts with regard to quality of coaching staff.
It was our pleasure to support this endeavor and we stand behind any of the national program coaches who wish to work towards further development in support of our sport,” said Raynor.