Shelley Pearson was crowned the FISA Americas Olympic Continental Qualification Regatta Women’s One Division Champion after winning the Women’s Final in Curauma, Chile.
Pearson finished first in the Final of the Women’s Single clocking a time of 7:42.0, which was two seconds faster then the second place finisher Fabiana Beltrameabiana from Brazil.
Pearson’s will now await a call from the Bermuda Olympic Association to confirm her spot at the 2016 Olympics.
FISA Americas Olympic Continental Qualification Regatta Women's Singles Final
07:42.0 Michelle Pearson - BERMUDA
07:44.6 Fabiana Beltrameabiana - BRA
07:46.5 Kenia Lechuga Alenis - MEX
07:51.8 Antonia Abraham Schuessler - CHI
07:52.7 Felice Chow - TRI
07:54.5 Yariulvis Cobas Garcia - CUB
Shelley Pearson took to the waters to compete on day two of the FISA Americas Olympic Continental Qualification Regatta in Curauma, Chile.
Pearson finished first in Semi-Final A/B 1 of the Women’s Single clocking a time of 7:46.1, which was tied for the fastest qualifying time.
Pearson’s is guaranteed a spot in the final which sees her meet the standard to Qualify for the Olympics.
Pearson speaking to www.islandstats.com following her accomplishment said, “It feels surreal but very exciting! The Semi-Final was actually a much calmer race compared to yesterday. I had a great start and just continued to push away. There's a lot less pressure on tomorrow and I'm just excited to go out there and see what I can do.”
Tyler Butterfield, Flora Duffy and Tyler Smith retained their Athlete of the Year titles as triathlon enjoyed another successful night at the 35th annual Sports Awards at The Fairmont Southampton.
Butterfield was crowned Male Athlete of the Year and Duffy Female Athlete of the Year after outstanding performances overseas in 2015, while a third triathlete, Smith, won his second straight Junior Male Athlete of the Year award. Sailor Cecilia Wollmann won a first Junior Female Athlete of the Year award after an outstanding year on the water.
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Shining stars: Junior Athletes of the Year Tyler Smith and Cecilia Wollmann (Photograph by Akil Simmons)