Flora Duffy has won the Gold Medal in Tokyo in a time of 1:55:36
What an Olympic journey it has been for Bermuda’s Flora Duffy, On Tuesday morning in Tokyo 2020 she produced the performance of a true champion, powering through difficult conditions on the bike and then pulling away emphatically over the 10km run to win the Olympic Gold she craved and that the display so richly deserved.
After finishing 45th at London 2012, 8th in Rio the same year she won her first World Title, today in Tokyo 2020 she topped the podium with one of the best races you are likely to see.
“To be an Olympic champion has been my dream since I was a little girl and did my first triathlon,” said Duffy. “Going through my head, I guess was a bit of relief, coming into the Olympics as one of the favorites, there’s a lot of pressure and expectations. I guess I also knew that I was Bermuda’s first medal hope in many, many years and something I wanted to achieve for myself but also for my country. I was definitely overwhelmed, I didn’t know what to do, what to think. It was a really special moment.”
When Duffy crossed the line Bermuda’s 45 year wait for a second medal at the Olympics and a Gold at that was achieved.