“I think all of Bermuda is freaking out, that’s what makes us so special. Yes, that was my dream (to win gold), but I also knew I was bigger than me,” added Flora Duffy.
Bermuda made history in the Tokyo Olympics by becoming the smallest country in the world to win a gold medal. The feat was achieved in the Women’s Triathlon with Flora Duffy, 33, who climbed to the highest position on the podium.
Duffy ended the triathlon with a time of one hour 55 minutes and 36 seconds to become an Olympic medalist of a country that has only 62,278 inhabitants.
“I think all of Bermuda is freaking out, that’s what makes us so special. Yes, that was my dream (to win gold), but I also knew that he was bigger than me,” he added.
The triathlete had a great rival ahead of her in the competition: tropical storm Nepartak, which even delayed the start of the event by 15 minutes. Britain’s Taylor-Brown, who took silver, and Katie Zeferes, who took bronze, completed the podium.
The athlete of Bermuda managed to surpass grenade, which until then had been the smallest country to win a gold medal in the London 2012 Olympics, with the swimmer Kirani James, who won the 400-meter swimming event.