Carlos Lee, Chef de Mission of Team Bermuda for Rio 2016 has announced that, “On behalf of the Bermuda Olympic Association, I am pleased to announce that Tyrone Smith (Athletics - Men's Long Jump) has been appointed our flag bearer for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies tomorrow evening.”
Bermuda Olympic Sailor Ceci Wollmann represented Bermuda and the entire Americas Region earlier today as the Olympic Torch passes through the Village.
Wollmann dressed in the Olympic Torch Bearer uniform wore a huge smile as she carried the Torch that will light up the games come tomorrow night.
Flora Duffy will be among those competing for the $60,000 in prize money up for grabs at this weekend’s Montreal ITU Triathlon World Cup.
Duffy is among an elite group of Olympic-bound athletes using Sunday’s event as a final dress rehearsal for the Rio Olympics, which officially get under way tomorrow with the opening ceremony.
Expectations will be high for Duffy who presently tops the world rankings.
However, the Bermuda triathlete will have her work cut out competing against a formidable field that includes Australians Ashleigh Gentle and Erin Densham, the 2012 Olympic bronze medal winner, Kirsten Sweetland and Yuka Sato.
Elan Daley won a total of nine medals at the weekend Canadian National Swimming Championships in Calgary, Alberta, where she also placed second overall in the 12 and under girls age group.
Daley, 11, swam in 12 individual events as well as five relays, reached ten finals, achieved 14 personal best times and medalled in six of the ten events.
She had a total of 22 individual swims over the five days of competition and broke both the Ontario provincial record and a 26-year-old Canadian Age group record when she touched the wall in 27.07 seconds in the 50 metre freestyle event.