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The XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia will be remembered for many reasons, not least because of the number of "firsts" that the world witnessed during 11 days of sensational sporting competition. From the first ever Commonwealth medals for Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, British Virgin Islands and Dominica to a record number of medal winning nations and territories - 43 out of the 71 competing - there was something for everyone at the Games. For a reminder of the great Gold Coast Games, watch our latest short film, The Games of Firsts. "Welcome to Earth" performed by Delta Goodrem Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd. Check out FLORA ! (1:29)

 

3. LeeperLeeper, however, ensured the hundreds in attendance still had plenty to cheer with an inspiring win in the 400, as the only parathlete in the event, finishing in a meet record time of 45.21.

The American said the “amazing” support he received from the crowd helped propel him to a thrilling victory, edging compatriot Brycen Spratling by one hundredths of a second. Mike Berry made it a podium clean sweep for the United States, crossing the line in 46.11.

2. Walk of FameBermuda icons including Clyde Best and Flora Duffy will be celebrated in a Walk of Fame being planned for the National Sports Centre.

The Centre’s trustees are appealing for sponsorship for the project, due to be launched in June, which will see life-size pictures of Bermuda’s best known sports stars go on display.

Commonwealth gold medal-winner Duffy and trailblazing footballer Best were among those selected by sporting bodies, along with boxer Clarence Hill, Commonwealth high jump record-holder Clarance “Nicky” Saunders, triathlete Tyler Butterfield, swimmer Victor Ruberry, diver Katura Horton-Perinchief, hockey player Emma Simmons, volleyball player Lisa LeBlanc and cricketer Clarence Parfitt.

1. Flora FundFlora Duffy has launched a fund to support young Bermudians aiming to follow in the world champion triathlete’s footsteps.

The “Flora Fund”, started by a donation from Duffy in partnership with the Bermuda Community Foundation, aims to help aspiring and talented Bermuda athletes reach their goals.

Duffy said: “I could not have successfully pursued my dream of being a professional athlete without considerable help.

“Competing at the highest level of any sport requires constant funding and encouragement.

“I am massively grateful for the private and corporate support that, along with my family, enabled me to get there.

“Now I would like to help others where I canung Bermudians aiming to follow in the world champion triathlete’s footsteps.

The “Flora Fund”, started by a donation from Duffy in partnership with the Bermuda Community Foundation, aims to help aspiring and talented Bermuda athletes reach their goals.

Duffy said: “I could not have successfully pursued my dream of being a professional athlete without considerable help.

“Competing at the highest level of any sport requires constant funding and encouragement.

“I am massively grateful for the private and corporate support that, along with my family, enabled me to get there.

“Now I would like to help others where I can.

Photo credit courtesy of the  Royal Gazette

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