Not a trivial success for the athlete who gave his country, or Bermuda, the first historic gold medal at the Olympics. With this success, the archipelago becomes the smallest country ever to win gold in the history of the Games.
Flora Duffy in history
Among the most beautiful stories of the Japanese Games is that of Flora Duffy who won the gold medal in the women’s triathlon. Not a trivial success for the athlete who gave his country, or Bermuda, the first historic gold medal at the Olympics. With this success, the archipelago becomes the smallest country ever to win gold in the history of the Games.
Flora Duffy in Triathlon
Flora Duffy’s feat in the Triathlon, an individual multidisciplinary sport that includes swimming, cycling and running. In a competition made even more difficult by the climatic conditions due to the tropical storm, the athlete from Bermuda managed to exploit the large advantage gained in the race, then resisting in the other two sectors, especially in very tough cycling. British Georgia Taylor-Brown and American Katie Zaferes beaten in the final standings, with the Italian Betto finishing with a precious seventh place and Verena Steinhauser’s twentieth.
The Bermuda Archipelago
The archipelago made up of 300 coral islets, 20 of which are inhabited, located in the British overseas territory in the North Atlantic. Thanks to this success that Duffy celebrated with the flag of her country, Bermuda becomes the smallest country (just 64 thousand inhabitants) to have won gold at the Olympic Games in history. An enormous satisfaction for the Bermudan team represented by just two athletes. Previously Bermuda had collected another medal, namely the bronze one, with Clarence Hill, in boxing, in Montreal ’76.