Flora Jane Duffy wins Bermuda’s first gold medal.

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Congrats to the Bermudian triathlete on receiving a gold medal from the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Bermuda’s first gold medal.

Born and raised in Bermuda, Flora Duffy OBE started competing in triathlon at the age of seven and has since been twice crowned ITU World Champion, represented Bermuda at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games and won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Today, Flora divides her time between homes in Boulder, Colorado and Stellenbosch, just outside of Cape Town, as well as Bermuda, when not travelling the world with the ITU World Triathlon Series.

After winning world titles in 2016 and 2017, Flora’s season was cut short in 2018 with a foot injury suffered during WTS Yokohama – a race she went on to win. That followed victory in the first-ever WTS Bermuda – in which she led right from the swim all the way to the finish line to the delight of her legions of fans on the island – but halted her title defence as she was forced to withdraw from the season after WTS Hamburg.

On 17 November 2018, Flora Duffy received the Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles. The OBE was awarded for her services to triathlon in Bermuda and the world.

Highlights:
– World Champion 2016 and 2017
– Winner 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast

– Winner WTS Yokohama 2018
– Winner WTS Bermuda 2018

– Winner 2017 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton
– Winner 2017 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
– Winner 2017 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg
– Winner 2017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama

– Winner 2016 Snowy Mountains ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships
– Winner 2015 and 2016 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships
– 8th place Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Source: https://www.triathlon.org/athletes/profile/7776/flora_duffy

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