Premier Extends Congratulations To Flora Duffy

September 18, 2016

“This is a huge achievement for Flora, and Bermuda proudly celebrates her victory on the world stage,” Premier Michael Dunkley said following Flora Duffy’s victory yesterday in Mexico which earned her the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Championship title.

Ms Duffy won the World Triathlon Grand Final race which gave her enough points to also win the overall series to become the 2016 ITU World Champion, meaning that she claimed two very prestigious titles in one day.


The Premier reached out to Ms Duffy to congratulate her on winning the 2016 World Triathlon Final and Series, and said, “This is a huge achievement for Flora, and Bermuda proudly celebrates her victory on the world stage.

“This is also an amazing follow up to her stellar performances over the past year and by winning the 2016 World Triathlon Series Flora has undoubtedly solidified her legacy as a world champion.

“This is proof positive that hard work, determination and perseverance against all odds can deliver a great result. I am sure that all of Bermuda joins me in congratulating our world champion Flora Duffy on such an inspirational achievement.

“We are so proud of you Flora, and we look forward to celebrating your success when you return to Bermuda.”

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  1. paperboy says:

    This is a good reason for a community parade – to celebrate this accomplishment by this world class athlete.

    We can pause and thank all our competing athletes on the world stage this year with the Olympics and over the years.

    Flora can lead it off when she is next on island. It would be wonderful to see our politicians argue less – celebrate more!

    • Ja says:

      We can’t have a parade don’t you recall Bobby telling us that the evil PLP spent all the money.

      • Widget says:

        @Ja. Shut your gob and and stick the program. This is about honoring Flora Duffy and nothing else.t

  2. Kim Smith says:

    Hearty congratulations to you Flora! You have worked hard for this title. Enjoy it!

  3. cpm says:

    Waiting for the PLP’S celebratory remarks about our athlete’s success

  4. Kathy says:

    Certainly worth a plane wetting at the airport on her return home!!!

  5. Northshore says:

    This is no time for negative comments either way, Congrats to Flora on an amazing feat. Flora has put Bermuda on the world stage in a very positive way once again., C`mon Bermuda embrace Flora`s Championship, she is one of us!!

  6. Bdabye says:

    Have to wonder what is wrong with the person or persons who disliked Northshore and Kims comments, a little jealous are we???