Triathlete Flora Duffy Wins First-Ever Olympic Gold Medal for Bermuda

Flora Duffy won Bermuda’s first-ever Olympic gold medal on July 27 after winning the women’s triathlon of the Tokyo Games.

Duffy, 33, won the four-lap race at the Odaiba Marine Park in a time of one hour, 55 minutes, and 36 seconds, beating 2020 world champion Georgia Taylor-Brown of Great Britain and 2019 world champion Katie Zaferes of the United States.

Bermuda’s Premier David Burt described Duffy’s victory as an “incredible achievement.”

“You’ve worked so hard and you’ve made an entire island proud,” Burt said on Twitter.

Duffy’s victory makes Bermuda the smallest nation to win an Olympic gold medal and it is also the second medal of any color for the country after Clarence Hill won bronze in heavyweight boxing at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

Duffy won the world championship title in 2016 and 2017.

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