DeSilva-Andrade signs off with a win

  • Strong finish: Yushae DeSilva-Andrade defeated Ailen Flores, of Argentina, yesterday

(Photograph by Claudio Cruz/Lima 2019)

    Strong finish: Yushae DeSilva-Andrade defeated Ailen Flores, of Argentina, yesterday (Photograph by Claudio Cruz/Lima 2019)

Yushae DeSilva-Andrade claimed her first boccia win in group C of the BC1 classification at the Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, yesterday.

DeSilva-Andrade, who lost her two opening games on Thursday, enjoyed a comfortable 5-1 victory over Ailen Flores, of Argentina, at the Polideportivo in Villa El Salvador. The Bermudian found herself trailing 1-0 after the opening game but quickly found her rhythm and proceeded to win three straight games 2-0, 1-0, and 2-0.

Also competing the BC1 classification, Omar Hayward lost 4-2 to Guilherme Moraes, of Brazil, in their group B match to finish with one win and two defeats. Hayward drew the first game 1-1 before taking a 2-1 lead after winning the second 1-0. However, Moraes fought back by taking the third game 2-0 and fourth 1-0 for a 4-2 win.

In group B of the BC4 classification, Steve Wilson found the going tough against Duban Cely, of Colombia, losing 9-1.

Wilson got off to a flyer, taking the first game 1-0 but Cely then took control, winning 4-0, 4-0 and 1-0.

None of the Bermuda trio were able to advance to the quarter-finals of their competitions.

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Published Aug 30, 2019 at 9:27 pm (Updated Aug 30, 2019 at 9:27 pm)

DeSilva-Andrade signs off with a win

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