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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

FloraFlora Duffy hailed her comprehensive destruction of the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda field as being close to perfection before declaring her victory as the “absolute highlight of my career”.

Duffy’s display was simply breathtaking in its complete dominance over a quality field, underlined by her becoming the first woman in World Triathlon Series history to win a race after being the fastest in all three disciplines of swim, bike and run.

Unsurprisingly, Duffy came out of Hamilton Harbour in first place before relentlessly building a mammoth lead with every purposeful pedal of her Bermuda-pink bike and each assured stride of the run.

Duffy owns the ITU circuit, having lost only one race she has completed in the past two seasons, and at times in Saturday’s race it seemed hardly worth the other triathletes turning up.

Image courtesy of: The Royal Gazette

A1. Small but mightys I travelled from Surfers Paradise to Burleigh Heads, a random conversation with a fellow bus passenger perfectly encapsulated Bermuda’s showing at the Commonwealth Games.

With the empty seat next to me one of only a few still available, the middle-aged woman, dressed from head to toe in green and gold, plonked herself down and immediately struck up conversation.

She had spotted the laminated accreditation swinging from my neck and wanted to know exactly what my business was on the Gold Coast.

I explained that I was a journalist, reporting on the fortunes of Bermuda’s athletes, but before I could tell her all about Flora Duffy’s golden moment, tell her all about the mixed triathlon relay team’s stunning display, she interrupted me.

“Ah, Bermuda,” she exclaimed. “They’ve done really well haven’t they?”

 

Read the Royal Gazette Article here

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