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TEAMBERMUDA5Team Bermuda’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games competition is underway! The athletes and team representatives are on the Gold Coast for this quadrennial event.

Our team is doing a wonderful job at representing the island, with Tyler Smith leading the Bermuda squad, as flag-bearer, in the opening ceremony.


More than 4500 athletes from 71 nations and territories are taking part in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia, with Bermuda fielding an 8-strong team in the event.

Tyler Butterfield, Tre Houston, Tyrone Smith, Kyle Webb, Flora Duffy, Micah Franklin, Erica Hawley and Tyler Smith will all be representing the island, with Tyler Smith — the youngest member of the Bermuda delegation — serving as the flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony.

Katura DivingKatura Horton-Perinchief made history without realising it. In 2004 she became the first black woman, in the world, to compete in the Olympics as a diver.

She had a humble start in the sport at the age of seven in Canada, but it wasn’t her only focus.

“I ended up doing figure skating, gymnastics, diving and swimming,” she told Bernews.

“I was always good at things like gymnastics. As long as it wasn’t a ball sport I was good [at it].  As a kid, I did, as most Bermudian kids did, jumped off of boats and bridges.

“I was doing both diving and gymnastics for a long time, but I quit gymnastics when I was 13 because both diving and gymnastics wanted me full-time, so I had to make a decision.”

When she went off to the University of Texas after high school, it was because of her book smarts rather than her diving talents.

Image by: Bernews

CGF logo Gender parity in the number of medal events between women and men for first time ever: 133 Women’s events; 133 Men’s events; 9 Mixed/Open events

Basketball, Hockey and Swimming to feature over 50% female Technical Officials: a first in international sport

Launch of first Women’s Coaching Internship Programme will build women’s coaching capacity across Commonwealth

For immediate release, 8 March 2018

With just four weeks to go until the start of Gold Coast 2018, and to mark International Women’s Day, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) today announced that the XXI edition of the Commonwealth Games will be the most gender equal in major multi-sport event history.

Equal Medals for Women and Men
For the first time ever, there will be an equal number of women’s and men’s medal events at a Commonwealth Games. As a core part of the CGF’s far-reaching gender equality strategy, the Federation approved seven additional women’s event categories to the Gold Coast 2018 sports programme to ensure that men and women compete for an equal number of medals (133 women’s events; 133 men’s events; 9 mixed/open events). The strategy, launched at the 2016 CGF General Assembly in Edmonton, Canada, strives to ensure that women and girls are equally represented, recognised and served across all areas of the Commonwealth Sports Movement. It also sets the benchmark for gender equality standards seen anywhere in international sport.

Louise Martin, President of the CGF said: “International Women’s Day is the right time to reflect on how far we have come with gender equality and how far we still have to go to ensure real balance and fairness in both sport and society. The Commonwealth Sports Movement is proud to be setting the pace for equal gender representation and opportunity in sport, by ensuring that an equal number of medals will be up for grabs at Gold Coast 2018 for women and med. With significant steps forward like this, we believe our unwavering commitment to gender equality is a core value that differentiates the Commonwealth Games from any other international sports movement. Indeed, it is our committed work in areas such as gender equality that make the Commonwealth and Commonwealth Sports Movement more relevant than ever before.”

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