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‘Unprecedented number’ of athletes included in CAC Games team

Cailtin Bobb is among Bermuda’s team that will compete at next month’s CAC Games

The Bermuda Olympic Association has announced a strong line-up to represent the island at the Central American and Caribbean Games.

Highly accomplished triple jumper Jah-Nhai Perinchief is among a trio of athletes that will carry the island’s banner in athletics, which also includes middle-distance runner Dage Minors and sprinter Caitlyn Bobb.

Kaden Hopkins, Conor White, Gabriella Arnold and Caitlin Conyers will carry Bermuda’s medal hopes in cycling, while Brandon Adkins, Jack Harvey, Finn Moseley, Benedict Parfit, Emma Harvey and Madelyn Moore will do likewise in the swimming pool.

Camerin Pickering, Adrian Roach, Jarryd Dillas and Nicholas Pilgrim are the island’s sole competitors in archery, boxing, golf and triathlon.

David Maycock, Dennis Joell, Damien Matthews, Carl Reid, Lamar Richardson and Dayvon Tucker are representing Bermuda in bowling and women’s pair Megan Calhoun and Lisa 
LeBlanc in beach volleyball.

Bermuda will also be represented in the team events by the women’s national field hockey team and men’s national rugby team.

The Games will be held in San Salvador and the Dominican Republic from June 23 to July 9.

“The Bermuda Olympic Association is pleased to announce the selection of Team Bermuda for the upcoming Central American and Caribbean Games, to be held in San Salvador and the Dominican Republic,” the BOA said in a press release.

“Each athlete and team have successfully met the established qualifying standards for their respective sport, a tribute to their commitment and dedication in preparation for the Games. Bermuda has a very strong team heading to San Salvador and the Dominican Republic with representation from 11 different sports.

“The BOA would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Team Bermuda on their selection to compete and represent Bermuda at the 2023 CAC Games.”

Bermuda’s team will be accompanied by chef de mission Jon Beard, who is looking forward to serving in the role.

“I’m honoured to be the chef de mission for the 2023 CAC Games in El Salvador,” he said. “These Games are for the athletes and it’s always a privilege to watch Bermuda compete in regional international competition.

“The facilities for many sports are brand new or have been recently renovated. .

“Cities normally have four years to prepare for CAC. However, Panama withdrew as the host city two years ago, and San Salvador stepped up to host and will do an excellent job!”

Former Olympic diver Katura Horton-Perinchief, the BOA’s Standard Committee chair, has high expectations of the island’s athletes.

“Perhaps the most satisfying part of the extensive job the Standard Committee has, is the ability to select qualified athletes to represent the country in multi-sport events,” she said. “The BOA is sending an unprecedented number of athletes who will not only participate at the CAC Games but should be quite competitive.

“The team consists of athletes who offer a mix of experience levels.

“We will see Bermuda represented in archery, beach volleyball and golf for the first time, which speaks even louder to the depth of talent on the island and the commitment to excellence our athletes and national sports governing bodies uphold.

“We know Team Bermuda will do the island proud at the Games.”

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Published May 20, 2023 at 7:59 am (Updated May 20, 2023 at 8:04 am)

‘Unprecedented number’ of athletes included in CAC Games team

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