World Champion Flora Duffy Returns Home

November 1, 2016

Minister of Social Development & Sports Sylvan Richards and MP Jeff Sousa welcomed home Bermudian triathlete Flora Duffy as she arrived at L.F. Wade International Airport last night.

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Duffy returns home following her October 23rd win at the Xterra World Championships in Maui, Hawaii where she was the two-time defending champion, having won the Xterra World Championships in both 2015 and 2014.

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She also won the 2016 World Triathlon Series title in September where she claimed two titles at one time; winning the World Triathlon Grand Final race in Mexico which gave her enough points to also win the overall series to become the 2016 ITU World Champion.

Duffy then capped this off by finishing 2nd overall in the Island House Triathlon, in Bahamas.

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Minister Richards said, “As the Minister responsible for Sports, I wanted to personally congratulate Flora for her many sporting achievements and thank her for being a positive and inspiring role model for all of our athletes and especially our young female athletes.

“She makes Bermuda proud. It seems as if she never stops; every time you blink Flora is taking part in another grueling competition, propelling her way to the front of the pack time and time again.”


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  1. hmmm says:

    Welcome home incredible Multi-World Champion Flora D !!!!!!!!

  2. Swing Voter says:

    Humph! the nerve of him to even show up!!!! Richards 35K – Duffy $0

  3. Glenn Blakeney Jr says:

    Welcome back Flora! I might have missed it but was the public aware of her return home? Its obvious that the sports minister knew so why wasn’t the public informed so that she could have received a welcoming that’s fitting for a WORLD CHAMPION?! SMH Congratulations Flora on your accomplishments! You are in my opinion, Bermudas best athlete ever!Many Blessings

    • Northshore says:

      I agree Glenn, I would have been there for Flora`s return too.

      Welcome home Flora!!

    • PBanks says:

      Agree! We all know Flora has a busy schedule and had a long season, so it would have been great for Bermuda as a whole to have gotten the chance to show its appreciation for her accomplishments when she arrived.

  4. archy says:

    Great to see Flora, great athlete!

    PS, I wonder if this was the closest the Minister got to actually, ever, seeing her?

  5. Thinker says:

    Welcome Champion!!!

  6. thoughtitwasjustme says:

    Sylvan has disgraced the photo.

    Welcome back Flora!!! Bermp Bermp Bermp

  7. Congrats Flora! says:

    First and foremost, a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Flora! You should be extremely proud!

    Well done to your boyfriend as well who supported you throughout your competitions through the world! That is the type of support you should’ve had from your country, especially the ones in the photo! Typical that all the praise, support and photo ops come on your return! It is EXTREMELY SAD! Hopefully we have all learned something from this!

    Once again, congrats Flora!

  8. Lakshmi says:

    Amazing athlete; amazing mum!!!

  9. mia says:

    Why is the minister not holding a real Bermuda Flag? Shameful.

  10. Karla says:

    Welcome Flora!!!! I am very disappointed because I would have loved to have been there for your arrival. I am glad your back safe. Once again thank you for representing Bermuda Flora “Super Woman” Duffy”. World Class!