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

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

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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 27, 2021, 12:53 AM