BOA names Pan Am qualifiers
A total of 19 Bermuda athletes have qualified and are eligible for selection for the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, this summer.
Shaquille Dill, Dage Minors, Jah-Nhai Perinchief and Tyrone Smith have met the standard for athletics, with the qualifying period still open until June 26.
Bowlers Gloria Dill, Earlene Tucker, Damien Matthews and David Maycock have also met the mark, as have cyclist Caitlin Conyers and triathletes Flora Duffy, Erica Hawley and Tyler Smith.
Lima would be Duffy’s first competitive race since the World Triathlon Series Hamburg last July because of a lingering foot injury.
Duffy won a bronze medal at the previous Pan American Games in Toronto in 2015.
Sailors Cecilia and Mikey Wollmann, as well as Benn Smith have reached the standard along with squash trio Micah Franklin, Nick Kyme and Noah Browne. Shelley Pearson has qualified in rowing.
The Bermuda Olympic Association will confirm the island’s swimming contingent on June 14.
Judy Simons, the BOA president, said “We congratulate all of Bermuda’s athletes who have met the qualifying standards for their respective sports.
“They are talented, committed athletes who have trained hard for the right to represent Bermuda at the Pan Am Games in July, and we are proud of each and every one of them. The BOA looks forward to officially confirming the team next month.”
The Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international sporting festival, surpassed only by the Olympic Games and the Asian Games.
The Games will run from July 26 to August 11, and will host about 7,000 athletes from 41 nations competing in more than 400 events across 39 sports.
Bermuda has competed in all Pan American Games since 1967, taking home a total of nine medals.
The team will be ratified by the Executive Board of the BOA at the end of June. Branwen Smith-King will serve Bermuda’s chef de mission.