Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis clinched another gold medal and defeated the “reigning record holder” going into the T53 100m race last night (August 28), to secure her third medal in the Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru.
To sweeten the victory, Lewis also broke her own record of 17.67 seconds, set in Toronto back in 2015, to finish in a time of 17.36 seconds.
Kelsey LeFevour, of the US placed second, in a time of 17:81 and Anahi Lucero Vazquez, of Mexico, finished third in 19:51.
The 26-year-old athlete rounded out an impressive showing with two gold medals and a silver medal, after taking top honours in the T53 400m, and securing a silver medal in the 800m women’s finals on Monday.
Her fellow team mates, Steve Wilson, Yushae DeSilva-Andrade and Omar Hayward will be participating in the boccia competition today.