TOKYO — Flora Duffy has won the Olympic women’s triathlon, earning Bermuda’s archetypal Olympic golden medal and its archetypal medal of immoderate benignant since 1976.
Duffy, who graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder, is simply a two-time erstwhile satellite triathlon bid champion. She’s competing successful her 4th Olympics and is 1 of conscionable 2 athletes representing Bermuda successful Tokyo.
The commencement of the contention was delayed 15 minutes due to the fact that of tempest conditions astir Tokyo Bay. Duffy pumped her arms implicit her caput arsenic she finished the swimming, cycling and moving people successful 1 hour, 55:36 minutes.
The 33-year-old Duffy had ne'er finished higher than eighth successful her erstwhile 3 Olympic triathlons. Bermuda hadn’t medaled astatine the Olympics since boxer Clarence Hill’s bronze successful heavyweight boxing successful Montreal.
Great Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown won the metallic medal and American Katie Zaferes won bronze. United States’ Summer Rappaport, who’s from Thornton, finished 14th.
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