Duffy wins women's triathlon for Bermuda's first Olympic gold

Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown wins silver and American Katie Zaferes takes bronze

Flora Duffy made Olympic history on Tuesday, winning the women's triathlon in Tokyo to give the tiny island of Bermuda its first gold medal.

Duffy, 33, won in a time of 1:55.36 ahead of Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown, with American Katie Zaferes taking the bronze.

Her success makes Bermuda the smallest nation in terms of population – about 70,000 – to win a medal at the Summer Games.

In a race delayed by 15 minutes because of slippery conditions after heavy rain overnight, Duffy took control in the final running section.

She opened up a lead of almost a minute after the first of four laps and was never under threat from then on.

Taylor-Brown had a flat rear tyre in the cycling section.

Bermuda's only previous Olympic medallist was boxer Clarence Hill in 1976.

Updated: July 27th 2021, 12:53 AM
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