Jessica Lewis is a three-time Paralympian in Wheelchair Track Racing, representing our beautiful island home of Bermuda. She is a gold medalist and record holder from the Toronto 2015 ParaPan American Games in the 100m in the T53 classification, and she holds the world leading time in this event in 2018. Outside of sports, she graduated from Brock University and is now pursuing a career as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.
1. What is your favourite Bermudian tradition?
Watching the Gombeys.
2. What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Face it and deal with it or it will consume you.
3. What do you like most about yourself?
My positive outlook on life and my red hair.
4. What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome?
Accepting that my life story came with a disability.
5. Who was/is the most influential person in your life?
My late Coach Ken Thom, who saw potential in me and put me on the most incredible journey I could ever imagine in Wheelchair Track Racing.
6. What are you reading right now?
A Man Called Ove
7. What is your biggest phobia?
Watch Jessica race tonight and tomorrow morning in her last Paralympic Games event, the 400 meters:
Heat 1: Thursday, September 2nd at 12:10 a.m.
Heat 2: Thursday, September 2nd at 12:17 a.m.
Final: Thursday, September 2nd at 7:30 a.m