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istatsother160323Shelley 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.”

bildeTyler 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.

READ ENTIRE STORY HERE: www.royalgazette.com

Shining stars: Junior Athletes of the Year Tyler Smith and Cecilia Wollmann (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


 

BeachVolleyballThe Bermuda Volleyball Association will welcome the news that Beach Volleyball will make its debut on the Commonwealth Games programme at Gold Coast 2018, it has been announced.

The historic move will increase the number of sports being contested at the Games from 17 to 18 for the first time, making use of what have been described as some of the best beaches in the world at the Australian venue.
 
An agreement was struck between the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the Queensland Government, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) to pave the way for Beach Volleyball’s inclusion.

Read more: Beach Volleyball Included in 2018 Commonwealth Games


 

FloraDuffyThe world’s best mountain bikers including Bermuda’s Flora Duffy competed in Kayamandi in the Western Cape province of South Africa for the annual MTO songo.info Champions Race.

Ariane Kleinhans had to fight hard for her victory, Triathlete Duffy was second followed by Specialized’s Annika Langvad. Duffy showed some amazing skills to challenge the full time mountain bikers.

 

Read more: http://www.islandstats.com/sport.asp?sport=58&photoeventid=0&assoc=1&newsid=35819


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