Triathlon brings Bermuda’s first ever Olympic gold medal
Bermuda’s Flora Duffy won her country’s first ever Olympic gold medal as she was the first to cross the finish line in the women’s triathlon at Odaiba Marine Park.
It was Bermuda’s first Olympic gold medal and second Olympic medal of any colour.
Duffy put in a dominant display finishing one minute 14 seconds ahead of second placed Taylor Brown of Great Britain.
“It feels incredible. I mean, of course it makes all the injuries, hard times and the tears completely worth it,” Duffy said.
“But yeah, this last extra year it’s been quite challenging. And definitely, I had pressure mounting.
“I am so thrilled I could execute, and yeah, I achieved my dream of winning a gold medal, but also winning Bermuda’s first gold medal.
“It’s bigger than me and that’s a really cool moment.”