Dame Flora Duffy Wins World Championship

November 25, 2022 | 4 Comments

[Updated] Bermuda’s Dame Flora Duffy has reset the record books, claiming another World Championship title this morning [Nov 25] in Abu Dhabi, grabbing the Bermuda flag as she crossed the finish line to become the four time WTS World Champion.

The reigning Olympic champion, who thrilled the hometown fans with her victory in Bermuda earlier this month, has won world titles across multiple federations. The race has just concluded and we will update with further details as able.

 


 

Update: The organisation’s race report said, “Flora Duffy became the only woman ever to win four World Triathlon titles on Friday afternoon in Abu Dhabi, with yet another display to utterly underline her position as the greatest woman that the sport has ever seen.

“Shrugging off the soaring temperatures, Bermuda’s Olympic hero was again able to produce the goods when it mattered most, navigating plenty of drama on the 40km bike and then easing away from the only woman who could stop her date with destiny, Georgia Taylor-Brown. Gold secured Duffy the title, the race and Series silver went to Taylor-Brown, an excellent first podium for Lena Meissner in third. Another eventful fourth place finish for Taylor Knibb after coming off on the bike secured her the Series bronze.

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“I’m really, really proud of this one,” said a beaming Duffy afterwards. “It was a difficult start to the year for me coming out of the Olympics and Covid and everything and it took a lot of work to get my mind back into it so I’m thrilled. I smiled a few times when it was just me and Georgia… I feel like she brings me to another level. We don’t really give each other an inch and I just wanted to stay safe because it’s super hot out there. When I got a little bit of a gap on the third lap of the run it was a little sooner than I anticipated but I thought; ‘well, gotta go now!’

Update 1.13pm: Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Senator Owen Darrell said, “Once again Dame Flora Duffy has proven that she is the greatest female triathlete in the world, clinching another world title and cementing her place in the history books. She proves that it is truly the resilience of character that defies the odds, that being from a small island does not preclude you from greatness.

“Indeed, Flora has shown us today that greatness is built off of continuous hard work, a humble spirit, and steadfast determination. She makes me proud to be Bermudian and I look forward to cheering for her as she continues to compete! Congratulations, Flora!”

Update 3.35pm: Premier David Burt said, “Bermuda’s champion continues to make her mark as the best in the world. On behalf of the Government and people of Bermuda, congratulations to Dame Flora on your record-breaking 4th WTS World Triathlon title, which no female triathlete has ever achieved. Dame Flora is a two-time ITU World Triathlon Series Champion, two-time ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion, six-time winner of the XTERRA World Championships, Commonwealth Gold Medalist, and an Olympic Gold Medalist. She is an undisputed champion. Flora, you are without question the greatest female triathlete the world has ever seen, and you are an inspiration to us all here in Bermuda. Your dedication, fearlessness, and strength of character represent the true champion that you are.”

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  1. Roger Lambert says:

    CONGRATULATIONS FLORAAAAA!!!! YOU THE GREATEST!!!!
    AND YOU A GREAT ENCOURAGEMENT FOR OTHER BERMUDIANS YOU ARE DAME FLORAAAAA!!!

  2. Gwan says:

    Wow, she’s like the Messi or CR7 of Triathalons! THE Champion of Champions!

  3. Newton Adcock says:

    Super, and superb.
    What an athlete, what a triathlete!!!
    You did Bermuda proud,
    not just in this race but in every race you have been a participant.
    I’m so glad we named part of Bermuda after you, and I smile every time I ride my scooter down that hill, just thinking I was so lucky to have trained with you occasionally when you were here in Bermuda when you were younger.
    Congratulations Flora.

  4. Lion Paw says:

    Same Duffy you are the Queen of Triathlons and am proud of your dedication commitment and courage.
    Congratulations once again.

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