Sports in Bermuda – The World's Smallest Olympic Island!

December 17, 2018 Derek 0 Comments

Road to London 2012!

Brian Wellman

Did you know- By 1992, Brian Wellman of Bermuda got here in fifth place within the males's triple bounce on the XXV Olympic Games in Barcelona (Spain). His efficiency made him the Island's most excellent athlete. In the subsequent Olympiad, he was one of many world's six finest triple jumpers.

Debbie Jones

Did you know- By the mid-1970s, the Island's sprinter Debbie Jones first happened within the ladies's 100m, forward of Ela Cabrejas (Cuba) and Lelith Hodges (Jamaica), on the Central American and Caribbean Tournament in San Juan de Puerto Rico .

Football

Did you know- By 1967, the lads's soccer workforce from Bermuda was runner-up on the fifth Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada), behind solely Mexico (gold medal).

Jennifer Fisher

Did you know- By the mid-1990s, Jennifer Fisher completed in sixth within the 800m (2: 05.62) and seventh within the 1500m (4: 29,77) within the Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Mexico 1975

Did you know- By October 1975, the Island despatched 14 athletes, 4 of them have been ladies, to Mexico City to compete within the VII Pan American Games. Curiously, the nationwide workforce was one of many smallest delegations within the worldwide Games. They competed in athletics (11), boxing (1), and crusing (2). Ironically, Clarence Hills, the Island's most revered athlete, didn’t go to Mexico.

Montreal 1976

Did you know- 1976 was a particular yr for Bermuda. Why? That yr Bermuda had its first (and solely) Olympic medal in historical past, forward of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Burma and a number of countries. By July 1976, the Island's boxer Clarence Hills gained a bronze medal on the Montreal Summer Olympics. Ironically he didn’t compete on the 1975 Pan American Games within the United Mexican States, an important pre-Olympic occasion within the Americas. Like Gina Swaison (1979 Miss World) and Jennifer Smith (former Prime Minister), Mr Hills is a hero in Bermuda, an exquisite island positioned within the Atlantic North.

Munich 1972

Did you know- The Island despatched a workforce of 11 athletes to Munich (Germany) to take part within the Summer Olympics in August and September 1972. Bermuda – one of many world's most steady and peaceable islands-competed in three Olympic sports activities: boxing (1 ), rowing (1), and crusing (9).

Pan American Games

Did you know- Toward the tip of the 1950s, Bermuda made its Pan American debut when it despatched an Olympic workforce to the Pan American Games in Chicago (USA).

Softball

Did you know- The ladies's softball workforce of Bermuda gained the suitable to compete within the 1974 World Championship in Stratford, USA.

Spain 1992

Did you know- By the early 1990s, Bermuda's athlete Clarence Saunders took fifth place within the males's excessive bounce within the Games of the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona (Spain). Together with Brian Wellman (triple bounce), he was one among Bermuda's hottest athletes within the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Sports

Did you know- the preferred sports activities within the Island are soccer, cricket, softball, equestrian, athletics, crusing, and swimming.

Sydney 2000

Did you know- Lee White and Peter Bromby (crusing) got here in fourth place within the Games of the 27th Olympiad in Australia.