Flora Duffy wins ladies’ triathlon at Tokyo games to give Bermuda first gold medal in Olympics history
Player Flora Duffy
TOKYO –Flora Duffy received the girls’ triathlon on Tuesday, becoming the first Bermudian in Olympics history to take home a gold medal.
The 33-year-old Duffy crossed the finish line with a time of 1 hour, 55:36 minutes, extra than a minute in advance of 2nd-location finisher Georgia Taylor-Brown of Great Britain.
Katie Zaferes of the USA earned bronze.
So Duffy’s gold marks just the second Olympic medal for Bermuda, an island territory with a population of sixty-four,000. Clarence Hill gained a bronze medal in boxing in 1976.
“I assume (the medal) is larger than me. It will encourage the kids of Bermuda and everybody lower back domestic that competing on the arena degree from a small island is sincerely possible,” Duffy said.
It turned into the fourth Olympic look for Duffy.
Her preceding satisfactory result becomes an 8th-location finish in 2016. She received the ITU global Triathlon titles in 2016 and 2017, and she has been ranked as high as No. 1 inside the world.
“I attempted to simply preserve my composure and not permit my mind to flow to the reality that this became, in reality, taking place until about the closing kilometer of the run,” Duffy stated. “
I noticed my husband — he’s my teaching — on the facet of the street and just gave him a bit of smile. From there I simply kind of allowed all the emotions to come back.”
Duffy’s triumph was immediately met with praise from those in Bermuda, which include the island choicest, E. David Burt.
“Congratulations, plants Duffy,” Burt wrote on Twitter.
“you have labored so hard and you have made a whole island proud.”
Duffy has formerly said this will be her ultimate Olympic games.
Facts from the associated Press became used in this record.