Premier David Burt and Cabinet Ministers welcomed three time medalist Jessica Lewis to congratulate her on her recent showing at the Parapan Games in Peru, presenting her with a $10,000 cheque in recognition of her achievements.
Ms Lewis claimed a gold medal in the 400m, won a silver medal in the 800m, and then raced to victory in the 100m race, claiming her third medal in record setting time, which the Premier called an “absolutely huge feat.”
The three medal wins marks the most successful ever showing by Bermuda at the Parapan Games.
The Premier said she has made everyone in Bermuda extremely proud, and the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo presented her with a recognition certificate and a cheque for $10,000 in honour of her accomplishments.
Ms Lewis — who ended last year by holding the #1 world ranking in the women’s 100m T53 and is one of the top parathletes in the world — is widely considered to be a medal contender for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan.