Bermuda’s Butterfield reflects on his incredible career

Bermuda’s Butterfield reflects on his incredible career

Nightly sports roundup…

Bermuda’s Olympian Tyler Butterfield and Britain’s Tim Don sat down with www.islandstats.com at the National Sports Centre to talk about the Sport and their Careers.

Britain’s 3 x Olympian, 4 x ITU World Champion and Ironman Don is on the island with Butterfield as a special guest at this year’s first World Triathlon Bermuda Kids Coaching Clinic, which will take place on Sunday at the Sports Centre.

Don is perhaps most inspiring for the way he has overcome adversity. At the height of his career as the fastest Ironman triathlete of all time, a cycling crash left him with a broken neck just days before the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, where he was a favourite to win.

The crash could have ended his career but he didn’t let it stop him. He wore a full ‘halo’ head brace for 3-months and worked his way back into competition. He produced an inspiring documentary – The Man with the Halo.

SPORTS CAMP

The International Student Athlete Academy Training Camp hosted by Bermuda Sports Management Group and facilitated by Bermuda Brazilian Football School recently concluded.

Cal Blankendal said, “By all accounts the Athlete Academy Training Camp was a success with both Football and Field Hockey.”

“The camp featured coaches from the USA and Canada who are staff coaches at Boarding Schools, Colleges and External Based Academies,” continued Blankendal.

Blankendal concluded, “The 5 day camp provided athletes with an on island affordable opportunity to showcase their potential to a group of highly qualified and experienced coaches. The student athletes had realistic opportunity to receive overseas training, trials and academic bursaries.”

EQUESTRIAN

Jillian Terceira and Tyler Lopes began competing in the Sentower Park Animo Cup Finals in Belgium.

Terceira and Mia would finish 62nd during the 1.25m in Two Phases Special Class, the pair would clock a Clear Round First Phase time of 47.85, in the Second Phase they would have a time of 36.90, but they would also have 4 Penalty Fault Points.

Unfortunately Lopes and hamlet were Eliminated in the same Class.

During the 1.35m in Two Phases Special Class, Terceira and Iluna would finish 50th, they clocked a Clear First Phase time of 36.75, they would then clock a Second Phase time of 33.90, but they would have 4 Penalty Fault Points.

SWIMMING

Elan and Elijah Daley would conclude competing in the 2019 Ontario Winter Festival Championships.

On Day One the Daley’s broke 5 Bermuda Short Course Swimming Records and collecting a total of 6 Medals, they would take their total Medal count to 10, winning 4 Gold Medals on Day Two.

Elan Daley would win the Girls 13 Year Olds 100 SC Meter Freestyle touching the wall in a time of 56.44, this time breaks Madelyn Moore’s time of 57.49 set back on March 21st, 2015 during the Schroders Spring Age Group Championships at the BASA Pool.

Winning the Girls 13 Year Olds 200 SC Meter IM saw Elan Daley record a time of 2:20.28, breaking Emma Harvey’s time of 2:27.01 set back on December 5th 2015 during the Winter Age Group Championships at the BASA Pool.

Elan Daley led off the Etobicoke Swimming Club’s 12-13 Girls 400 SC Meter Freestyle Relay team that clocked a Gold Medal time of 3:58.64.

Elijah Daley would win the Boys 12 Year Olds 200 SC Meter Butterfly Gold Medal touching the wall in a time of 2:23.75, this time would break the record time of 2:38.44 set by his brother Ethan Daley who set the record back on May 17th 2014 in Canada.

Elijah Daley finished 7th in the Boys 12 Year Olds 100 SC Meter Breaststroke clocking a time of 1:17.58, he would then break the record time of 2:29.80 set by Sam Williamson on April 13th 2017 during the Best of the Best #2 at the BASA Pool, while finishing 4th in the Boys 12 Year Olds 200 SC Meter IM when he was clocked at 2:26.56.

TENNIS

Luke Attride-Stirling and his Adelphi University Men’s Tennis teammates dropped their spring opener to Long Island rival New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).

Attride-Stirling and his Doubles partner playing in the number two spot would go down in a tie-breaker 7–6, 7-2 in the tie-breaker to Nicolas Castaldo and Yago Granda.

Sophomore and 2017-18 Northeast-10 All-Rookie selection Attride-Stirling played the tightest Singles set for Adelphi University in the match overall, playing in the number three spot he pushed senior Maxton Cook to a first-set tiebreak before falling in two 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.