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Our Olympic Hopefuls

In a close-knit community like Bermuda, fewer things are more unifying than sport. Our athletes are our heroes, and since we so often know them personally, this makes their respective journeys and hardships all the more satisfying for us when they’re victorious. Bermuda’s impressive history of producing world-class athletes began in 1936 when the first Olympic team competed in Berlin. Since then, over 150 young men and women from Bermuda have sought the same hard-won goal:  winning an Olympic medal.…


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Our Olympic Hopefuls: Cameron Pimentel

Name: Cameron Pimentel Age: 24 Sport: Sailing (Laser class)   Highlights: Bermuda National Champions past 3 years running; four national championships in other classes; 10th Fort Lauderdale Olympic Class Regatta 2016; 19th South American Championships 2015. How I Got Started:…


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Our Olympic Hopefuls: Cecilia Wollmann

Cecilia Wollmann Age: 17 Sport: Sailing (Women’s Single-Handed class) Qualified for the Olympic Games 2016   My Highlights Fifteenth at ISAF Youth Worlds 2015; 12th at Pan American Games 2015; 10th at Youth Olympic Games 2014; and North American Female…


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Our Olympic Hopefuls: Tyrone Smith

Name: Tyrone Smith Age: 31 Sport: Track and Field (Long Jump)   Highlights: Bermuda National Record holder for indoor and outdoor long jump; World Championships finalist (2015); 4th place Pan American Games (2015); winner Rabat IAAF Challenge (2015); Olympic Games…


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Our Olympic Hopefuls: Michelle "Shelley" Pearson

Michelle "Shelley" Pearson Age: 24 Sport: Rowing   My Highlights Wins—Women’s Henley in the Elite 8+ for Oxford (2015); the Boat Race for Oxford (2015); the Ivy League Championship for Harvard in the Varsity 8+ (2012). Named College Rowing Coaches…

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Our Olympic Hopefuls: Julian Fletcher

Julian Fletcher Age: 25 Sport: Swimming (Breaststroke)   My Highlights Pan American Games semi-finalist (Toronto 2015); Commonwealth Games semi-finalist (Glasgow 2014); three-time LC National Record holder; three-time SC National Record holder; two-time C-USA Gold Medalist; two-time C-USA Bronze Medalist. How…