Yushae DeSilva-Andrade continued competing in the Boccia World Championships
Over 170 athletes from 41 countries are competing. The competition is being held in Carioca 1 Arena (in Olympic Park) next door to where Boccia was played in Rio Paralympics.
In her second match of the competition, DeSilva-Angreade would defeat Kinga Kaza from Poland, 5 – 1.
Coach Troy Farnworth told www.islandstats.com, “DeSilva-Andrade showed great maturity, composure and overall game management as well as handling the pressure and executing big shots when she needed to.”
DeSilva-Andrade lost the first game and then clawed back 4 points over the next 2 games.
“Knowing that DeSilva-Andrade is very consistent with the short game the plan was to go short with the Jack on her last throw and just keep it tight as the Polish player needed 3 to tie, getting 3 points short is generally more difficult as balls are more tightly clustered,” concluded Farnsworth.