Flora Duffy Wins Bronze Medal In South Africa

April 24, 2016

Bermuda’s Flora Duffy has made another impressive showing, this time winning the bronze medal in the elite female category of the Discovery World Triathlon held today [April 24] in South Africa.

The Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town has become one of the highlights on the ITU World Triathlon Series calendar and the elite course consists of a 750m swim, followed by a 20km cycle and then a 5km run.

The Bermuda flag raised as Duffy collects her bronze medal, photo courtesy of Triathlon Live:

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Speaking to Triathlon.org after the race, Duffy said, “I don’t know if it was brave, stilly, stupid or what but I came out of the swim with a bit of a gap and I thought, well it is only a 20K so let me see.

“There was 30 seconds at one point and then I got caught coming into transition. But I did have a little bit of time to soft pedal and catch my breath and mentally prepare myself for a tough 5K.

Duffy celebrates her podium finish, photo courtesy of Discovery SA:


“I actually felt pretty good on the run, and there was no way I was finishing fourth again! I spent half the year in Stellenbosch, which is just up the road, so a lot of friends and family are here watching, so the crowd was so amazing so I thought there was no way I am taking fourth, I have to get to third!”

Duffy — who entered this race holding a second place position in the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Series Rankings for elite women — has now moved to the first place position in the rankings.

Screenshot showing the updated rankings as of today, with Duffy holding the top spot:

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  1. Charlly X says:

    Congratulations !!!!!
    Truly the results of dedication n hrd work n discipline !!

  2. Coffee says:

    She will medal in Rio !

  3. Sickofantz says:

    Flora you are one of the best athletes in the world today, and the whole of Bermuda is proud of your continuing outstanding achievements.

  4. Bob says:

    When the best athletes in the world opt to compete in triathalons you can make the statement …they dont and so she is a very good triathlete ….

  5. Bermuda tartan says:

    Many congratulations, Flora. I do believe you are the first ever Bermudian athlete to be ranked number one in the world?
    Someone please correct me if I’m wrong?

  6. Karla says:

    Flora “Super Woman”Duffy Congratulations. I am proudof you and your accomplishments you make it easy for me to say Proud to be Bermudian! Bermuda needs to honor you more, maybe a monument of some sort. I always look forward to your performances. Keep up the great work.

  7. Kathy says:

    Number 1 in the world at the hardest sport in the world…seeing the flag at the top makes us all VERY proud…you go, girl!

  8. I heart 441 says:

    Congrats on your accomplishments, pace yourself for the reminder of the season so that you can be a World Champion again.