Boccia trio aim to make mark in Argentina
Three Bermudian boccia players will compete in the Buenos Aires Regional Open in Argentina, which start today.
Steve Wilson, Yushae DeSilva-Andrade and Omar Hayward, will battle it out against the sport’s top players from North, Central and South America, as they aim to gain valuable ranking points in their quest to qualify for the Parapan American Games in Lima in 2019 and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
The three athletes, who will compete in the individual component of the competition, are no strangers to major international tournaments.
Earlier this year, the trio were selected by Bermuda to compete at the Bisfed World Boccia Championship in Liverpool, where Hayward made his first appearance in that tournament.
His more experienced team-mates Wilson and DeSilva, both competed at the previous championships in Beijing, China, in 2016, while DeSilva also took part in the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
• Live streaming and results of all matches can be found at www.bisfed.com
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