Minister Weeks Congratulates Flora Duffy

April 29, 2018

“An incredibly proud day for Bermudians,” is how the Minister of Social Development and Sports Michael Weeks described triathlon champion Flora Duffy’s win yesterday in the Elite Women’s Race at the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda.

“I think anyone who was there on Saturday shared in something very special,” said Minister Weeks. “The atmosphere was absolutely electrifying and my heart was pounding from the moment that Flora and the other athletes first hit the water.

“Thank you to all those residents who cheered her on; I can still hear the chant ‘Go Flora, Go’ in my head. I was proud of all of you for showing our hometown champion so much love. The streets were lined with islanders cheering her on – with flags and homemade banners – from Queen Street to Corkscrew Hill.

“Thank you to the organizers and also to sponsor MS Amlin for making this awesome event happen right here in our backyard; it was a special moment for me, particularly, as the Minister responsible for Sports.

“I also want to congratulate all of the other competitors who took part in the various races this weekend; training for a triathlon is certainly not for the faint of heart!”

On behalf of the people of Bermuda, the Minister, along with Bermuda’s first Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Clarence ‘Nicky’ Saunders [high jump] presented flowers donated by GiMi to Flora yesterday after her win.

Minister Weeks added, “I encourage everyone to come out tomorrow, Monday April 30, to support Flora and Clarence ‘Nicky’ Saunders as they take part in a motorcade which leaves the Hamilton Princess Hotel and Beach Club at 11:30am, makes its way along Pitts Bay Road, turns up Queen Street, makes a right along Church Street and then another right down Court Street, concluding on the grounds of cabinet at approximately 12 Noon. Choose your vantage point, and come show these two champions how proud we all are.”

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  1. Point boy says:

    I would love to be there. But I have a job that needs me.

    Well done Flora, and thanks again! I can’t wait till next year!

  2. Point boy says:

    It would be amazing if the plp thanks the oba for making this all happen.
    But don’t hold your breath.

    • andre says:

      Your joking?

    • andre says:

      Just go ahead and make a special event for ALL Bermuda political.

    • Reality Check says:

      Seriously , can’t we all just enjoy Flora’s success a short while before we get back to the decisive political crap ??

  3. The Kid says:

    A true Bermuda hero

  4. Thanks PLP says:


  5. JohnBoy says:

    I think it’s pretty obvious who are National Hero is this year.

  6. Stevie says:

    Agree with you point boy. The Americas Cup too. The OBA projects.