Flora Duffy, from Bermuda, was proclaimed the new Olympic triathlon champion, after winning the Tokyo 2020 Games test, held this Tuesday at the Odaiba Marine Park circuit in the Japanese capital, in which the Spanish Miriam Casillas finished twenty-first. Ecuadorian Elizabeth Bravo was eliminated by the scope rule and said goodbye to Tokyo 2020.
Duffy, world champion in 2016 and 2017, 33 years old, He captured the Olympic gold after covering the course, 1,500 meters swimming, 40 kilometers by bicycle and ten more of running; in 1 hour, 55 minutes and 36 seconds; and the test was awarded, marked by the downpour that fell just before, ahead of the British Georgia Taylor-Brown -second, at one minute and fourteen seconds- and the American Katie Zaferes, who was bronze, at 1:27.
In the history of the event, the Bermudian succeeded the American Gwen Jorgensen, Olympic gold medalist in Rio (Brazil), five years ago; who did not compete on Tuesday in the capital of Japan.
Bravo completed the test with a time of 1 hour 21 minutes 22 seconds to kilometer 35 of cycling, but due to the scope rule she was eliminated from it. In this way his participation in Tokyo culminated.