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TOKYO — Vegetation Duffy won the girls’s triathlon on Tuesday, changing into the first Bermudian in Olympics historical previous to attract shut dwelling a gold medal.
The 33-365 days-earlier school Duffy crossed the attain line with a time of 1 hour, 55: 36 minutes, extra than a minute forward of second-space finisher Georgia Taylor-Brown of Colossal Britain. Katie Zaferes of the US earned bronze.
Duffy’s gold marks ethical the second Olympic medal for Bermuda, an island with a inhabitants of 64,000. Clarence Hill won a bronze medal in boxing in 1976.
It used to be the fourth Olympic appearance for Duffy. Her earlier only result used to be an eighth-space attain in 2016. She won the ITU World Triathlon titles in 2016 and 2017, and she has been ranked as high as No. 1 within the sphere.
In an interview with ESPN in 2019, Duffy used to be candid about what Olympic glory would imply to her.
“It’d be substantial to bag a medal,” she said. “No longer ethical for me but for this island.”
Duffy’s triumph used to be straight away met with reward from these in Bermuda, including the island premier, E. David Burt.
“Congratulations, Vegetation Duffy,” Burt wrote on Twitter. “It is possible you’ll presumably per chance well own got worked so not easy and also you might per chance presumably presumably even own got made a whole island proud.”
Duffy has beforehand said this would be her last Olympic Video games.