Bermuda's Flora Duffy wins country's first-ever Olympic gold medal
Flora Duffy bagged Bermuda's first-ever Olympic gold medal after winning the women's triathlon at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday morning local time.
The big picture: Bermuda, with a population of 63,000, is also the "smallest nation or territory to win an Olympic gold medal," NPR notes.
- The win by Duffy, who trains in Boulder, Colorado, marks only the Olympic second medal ever for Bermuda, after boxer Clarence Hill won bronze at the 1976 Montreal Games.
- The 33-year-old double triathlon world champion finished the swimming, cycling and running course in 1 hour, 55:36 minutes — over a minute and 14 seconds ahead of Great Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown, who won silver. Team USA's Katie Zaferes won bronze.
Of note: Duffy is one of two athletes representing Bermuda in Japan, the other being rower Dara Alizadeh.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details, including the facts that Bermuda is the smallest nation or territory to win and Olympic gold and that Duffy trains in Colo.