With the 2022 Commonwealth Games having come to a close, we wanted to pay tribute to Bermuda who had their most successful games in history.
After needing kit for their 17 athletes competing across 5 different sports, Scimitar stepped in at the last minute to provide premium trainingwear and leisurewear for the Bermuda National Olympic Committee ahead of the Games in Birmingham, finished in their stylish blue and pink
And it turned out to be a memorable one, as they picked up two medals, their best-ever haul in the history of the Commonwealth Games.
After winning the gold in 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia, Bermuda’s Dame Flora Jane Duffy became the first triathlete to retain a Commonwealth Games title by claiming the gold in the women’s elite race in Birmingham. The current Olympic and World Champion won a World Triathlon Championship Series event in Hamburg in June, and was certainly back at her best for the Games as she pulled clear of Great Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown to claim the top prize.
The combination of gold medals and Scimitar sportswear is something we’ll be seeing a lot more of in the future.
Meanwhile, Jah-Nhai Perinchief made histroy when picked up a very impressive bronze medal for Bermuda in the men’s triple jump with a whopping jump of 16.92 metres! The two medals were an impressive showing for the Caribbean country that has a population of just over 60,000.
Scimitar were well represented at the 2022 Games, with Jamaica and Zambia both wearing Scimitar playing kit at the Games in the rugby sevens. Both teams made their own rugby sevens history at the Coventry Building Society Arena with Jamaica winning their first games in the competition (against Malaysia and Sri Lanka) while Zambia scored their first ever Commonwealth Games tries.
In all, Birmingham played host to a monumental Games that was full of excitement and shock results as well as inclusion and diversity to levels we’ve never seen before, and has set the precedent for the 2024 Summer Olympics, due to be held in France.