Triathlon champion Flora Duffy wins first Olympic gold for Bermuda

Tokyo, July 27 (EFE).- Flora Duffy won the women’s triathlon Tuesday on a stormy course in the Japanese capital, becoming the first athlete from Bermuda to win an Olympic gold medal.

Duffy, 33, pulled away from Katie Zaferes (the United States) and Laura Lindemann (Germany) early on in the run and came over the finish line with a time of 1:55:36 to cover a 1,500-meter swim, 40 km on the bicycle and 10 km run.

Duffy was the world champion in 2016 and 2017.

Georgia Taylor-Brown (Great Britain) won the silver even as she struggled with a flat rear tire before pulling off an incredible performance.

Zaferes, world champion in 2019, took the bronze.

Duffy’s win in her fourth Olympics made her the first Bermudian to win Olympic gold and second from her country to become a medalist after Clarence Hill won a bronze in 1976 in heavyweight boxing. EFE


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