Hamilton, Bermuda—22 July 2019: The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) has officially ratified Bermuda’s team for the upcoming Pan Am Games in Lima, which start on 26 July.
17 athletes will represent Bermuda in seven sports, as follows:
Dage Minors (800m & 1500m)
Tyrone Smith (Long Jump)
Caitlin Conyers (Road Cycling)
Cecilia Wollmann (Nacra 17)
Michael Wollmann (Nacra 17 (crew)
Malcolm Benn Smith (Laser)
Branwen Smith‐King will serve as Chef de Mission.
Judy Simons, BOA President, said “On behalf of the Board and Executive of the BOA, we congratulate the talented athletes who have trained so hard to qualify compete in Peru. We are excited about Bermuda’s prospects at Pan Am 2019, but regardless of the medal count, the team has already done us proud. The BOA is pleased to have been able to assist them in their journeys to success.”
Mrs. Smith-King said “I am looking forward to spending the next couple of weeks with the team in Peru. The Pan Am Games always provide a great atmosphere of friendly competition in which Bermuda’s athletes excel. It’s an honour to be a part of their experience. I would also like to thank and acknowledge those who support our athletes—the trainers, medical staff and coaches—who will also be with us in Peru, as well as their employers in Bermuda who have so generously provided them with time off to attend the Games. It’s heartwarming to see our community get behind Team Bermuda in this way.”
The Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international sporting festival (surpassed only by the Olympics and the Asian Games). The XVIII Pan American Games will run from 26 July to 11 August, and will host 7,000 athletes from 41 nations competing in over 400 events across 39 sports. Bermuda has competed in all Pan Am (summer) Games since 1967, taking home a total of 9 medals.