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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Carifta 2020 Medals Unveiled at the National Sports Center

With the Carifta Games some 7 months away, the Local Organizing Committee from the Bermuda National Athletics Association today unveiled the Medals for the Games.

Minister of Sports Lovita Foggo, Bermuda National Athletics Association President Donna Raynor and Domico Watson the Local Organization Committee Marketing Coordinator was on hand at the National Sports Center to display what the athletes who take to the podium on April 10th – 13th will receive.

The Medals have been designed specifically for Carifta 2020 by Watson.

The Medals were created by the company Running Imp in the UK who creates the London Marathon Medals.

Raynor said, “The 2020 Carifta Games are drawing near and we are deep in preparation. Where the games are concerned, we have strict criteria as to the running of the event but for each country there is flexibility on everything else outside of the track and it can be designed based on your countries’ culture.

This weekend we had our Technical and Organizational delegate on island to discuss our preparation thus far. I have to say that we received a pass for where we are at this point and time in relation to the date of the Games.”

Watson said, “The CARIFTA 2020 Bermuda medallions are a visual representation of our slogan ‘We Move Together’. The overall design reflects the unity that these games will represent for Bermuda and our visiting CARICOM nations. While the medals utilize very simple design they were entirely inspired by our island. The graphic shapes featured on the medals depict the horizon line formed when our sun and crystal blue waters unite. The use of lines and triangles were inspired by the classic architecture of Bermuda roofs and patterns within Bermuda kites. A color ring was placed on the front of the medals to represent the connection Bermuda and these games have with various cultures and communities. Each medal was given one of our 3 official CARIFTA 2020 colors. The Bronze features the blue seen in our skies and ocean. The Silver displays pink indicative of our sand and coral reefs. Our Gold Medal uses purple chosen specifically as a symbol for the Games, standing for the future and our island-wide unification.”

Monday, September 09, 2019
Lewis Parapan Performance Celebration Planned

Bermuda’s Parapan Games Triple Medalist will be celebrated with a Motorcade to meet the Premier on Tuesday September 10th.

The Department of Youth & Sports have organized a Motorcade for Parapan Games Double Gold and Silver Medalist Jessica Lewis.

The Motorcade will begin at the Bermuda High School (BHS) starting at 12:30 pm, heading to the Cabinet Building to end up meeting Premier David Burt.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Carifta 2020 To Host Pep Rally

The Carifta 2020 Committee LOC will be organizing a Carifta 2020 Pep Rally Friday September 6th, 2019 at City Hall from 12:30pm - 2:30pm.

Starting the event there will be a motorcade leaving Parsons Road Playground at 12:00pm up Tills Hill (Court Street) left on Church Street, Right on King Street, Right on Reid Street, Right on Queen Street to City Hall. This motorcade will have some of our 2019 Carifta athletes and some of our former Carifta athletes. We will be led by a Bermuda Police Cyclist.

Once we arrive at City Hall we will have several performances by the St. Georges Dancerettes and other performances with speeches by the Minister of Sport and Community Affairs Lovitta Foggo, if the Minister of Tourism is on island Zane Desilva, Carifta Chairperson Donna Raynor and an introduction of the 2019 Carifta athletes and former Carifta athletes.

We are looking to have this a fun and exciting event with give aways for the public, volunteer sign up as we prepare Bermuda for The Carifta Games 2020.

Our end goal is to put on a great event which we have no doubt we will. Planning is well on track and we are pleased were we are at this point and time.

We are also putting things in place to have our athletes prepared as well to be competitive at the Games. We have a plan of action which kicks off September and we want to make sure we fill the stadium to capacity and make Bermuda proud of our athlete's accomplishments and have athletes on the podium.

This is only 1 of several events we are looking at putting together leading up to Carifta.

As our slogan states "We Move Together". We want Bermuda to be part of this movement.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Lewis Wins Gold in Parapan Games T53 Women's 100m

Jessica Lewis won the Gold Medal in the T53 Women's 100m and set a new Parapan Games Record on her way to victory.

Lewis was clocked across the line in a time of 17.36, breaking her time of 17.67 she set back on August 13th 2015 in Toronto.

Lewis after a staggered start, she was able to power ahead of Kelsey Le Fevour from the United States of America, Lewis was able to maintain her speed and crossed the line with Le Fevour clocking a Silver Medal time of 17.81 and Lucero Vazquez from Mexico finished third with a time of 19.15.

Lewis finished the 2019 Parapan Games with 2 Gold and a Silver Medal, speaking to www.islandstats.com after her race Lewis said, “I was extremely nervous before the race, but a sense of calm came over me once I got on the track, despite the wait before the start I just stayed focused.”

Monday, August 26, 2019
Lewis Wins Silver in Parapan Games T53 Women's 800m

Lewis with her Silver Medal
Bermuda Parapan Games double Gold Medalist added yet another to her credit after finishing 2nd in the T53 Women's 800m race here in Lima Peru.

Lewis took to the Track in what she has described as one of her most challenging races.

Yen Hoang from the United States of America claimed the Gold Medal, with Lewis earning the Silver and Yadira Diaz from Venezuela crossed the line third.

Lewis said following the race, “I am pleased with my performance, I knew she was stronger in the distance so I just wanted to set a pace for the first lap and I did just that."

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