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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Bermuda's CAC Games Opening Ceremony 2018

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A long but good night was described by Bermuda’s Chef-de-Mission Jon Beard as the Opening Ceremony for the CAC Games came to an end.

Swimmer Jesse Washington proudly carried the Bermuda Flag during the Opening Ceremony, with a welcoming Colombian packed stadium in Barranquilla showing their gratitude for all 37 countries taking part.

Up first for Bermuda tomorrow will be sailor Benn Smith in the Laser Class and swimmers Jesse Washington and Madelyn Moore will hit the pool, as well as Noah Browne and Micah Franklin competing in Squash.

www.islandstats.com will bring up updates, videos and pictures of the day’s events as they unfold.

 
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Washington is Bermuda's CAC Games Flag Bearer

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Bermuda’s Chef-de-Mission Jon Beard announced swimmer Jesse Washington as Bermuda’s CAC Games 2018 Flag Bearer.

Just last year Washington was selected as Bermuda’s Flag Bearer for the Opening Ceremonies of the VI Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas.

Washington is a decorated athlete having earned multiple medals at several international competitions in recent years. His athletic success has earned him “B Athlete” status on the Bermuda Olympic Association Elite Athlete list.

This will serve as Washington’s first Senior Meet and he is honored to be selected to carry the Bermuda Flag.

 
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Bermuda's CAC Games 2018 Day 1 Update

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The Opening Ceremony for the 23rd Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games will take place on Thursday in Baranquilla, Colombia.

Bermuda’s athletes at the CAC Games which is a multi-sport event will have the opportunity to gauge Medal prospects at Pan American (Pan Am) Games and the Olympic Games.

We spoke with the Assistant Chef-de-Mission Craig Brown to get an update on how things are going in Columbia.

 
 
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Lewis Undefeated in 100m in 2018

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Bermuda’s two-time Paralympian Jessica Lewis competed in the Montreal-Quebec Series Provincial Championship at the Telus Stadium, Laval University.

Lewis would storm to victory in the Women’s 100 Meter Dash Wheelchair clocking a time of 17.22, Ilana Dupont was second in 17.59 and Kelsey LeFevour was third in 17.59.

Lewis would finish 4th competing in the Women’s 800 Meter Run National Wheelchair race clocking 2:05.97, Diane Roy crossed the line first with a time of 1:52.05, Jessica Frotten was second in 1:52.82 and Dupont was third in 1:53.20.

Following the Meet Lewis said, “This put a wrap on the 2018 Racing season for me! It’s so fun to see each year where your hard work in training in the off season takes you. Very happy to come away with a win in every 100m race I did this season and some great training and learning opportunities in the longer races. This season has been very tough emotionally without coach Ken that brought many different triggers such as crossing the line after my 400m.

Not seeing him on the side of the track in his neon color shirts is something that will never get easier but I am so grateful for the amazing teammates, coaches and athletes he brought into my life that have all supported our group to help us continue on in his memory. Ken gave us so much more than just his coaching knowledge from life lessons and advice to some politically incorrect jokes. Most importantly he shared his time and love with us which we will carry with us every single day.

Thank to Coach Rick and Coach Lisa for stepping in to get us through an extremely tough time. You handled it with compassion and understanding which I am very grateful for.

To my new Coach Curtis Thom who went through not only losing a coach but a father I can’t even begin to explain my gratitude for what you are doing for me. I am looking forward to our journey together from teammate to coach and athlete.

A special thank you goes to my Canadian mom Karen Thom for everything you do for me. Your support and friendship means a lot to me and makes being away from home just that little bit easier.

Thank you to my sponsors TMR (Tokio Millenium Re) for their outstanding continued support. To the staff personally as well for their kind words of support and encouragement and for their effort in fundraising for my new racing chair “Pink Hurricane” that I will be ordering next week.

To my incredible family thank you for your love and support during a tough year. I wouldn’t be anywhere near where I am if it wasn’t for each and every one of you.

2019 will be a busy year with 2 major competitions (ParaPan American Games and World Championships) which I can’t wait to get training for!”
Friday, July 13, 2018
Countdown to the CAC Games

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With the Bermuda CAC Games Athletes set to begin their travels to Columbia the Minister and Shadow Minister of Sports Michael Weeks and Ben Smith wished the Athletes well.

Weeks said, “I know the athletes although young will represent the country very well and I want them to know that we support them all the way.”

Smith said, “I am looking forward to watching these athletes compete, we have seen what they have been able to do locally and now we look forward to seeing them on the international stage.”

 
 
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