07/26 19:17 CDT Olympics Latest: Bermuda's Flora Duffy wins triathlon gold
Olympics Latest: Bermuda's Flora Duffy wins triathlon gold
TOKYO (AP) --- The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under
heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic:
Flora Duffy has won the Olympic women's triathlon, earning Bermuda's first
Olympic gold medal and its first medal of any kind since 1976.
Duffy is a two-time former world triathlon series champion. She's competing in
her fourth Olympics and is one of just two athletes representing Bermuda in
The start of the race was delayed 15 minutes because of storm conditions around
Tokyo Bay. Duffy pumped her arms over her head as she finished the swimming,
cycling and running course in 1 hour, 55:36 minutes.
The 33-year-old Duffy had never finished higher than eighth in her previous
three Olympic triathlons. Bermuda hadn't medaled at the Olympics since boxer
Clarence Hill's bronze in heavyweight boxing in Montreal.
Great Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown won the silver medal and American Katie
Zaferes won bronze.