Who is Fora Duffy?
Flora Jane Duffy, born 30 September 1987 is a Bermudian triathlete. She received a gold medal from the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Bermuda’s first gold medal.
Flora Duffy Wins Gold At The Tokyo Olympics
Flora Duffy made Olympic history on Tuesday, winning the women’s triathlon in Tokyo to give the tiny island of Bermuda their first-ever gold medal.
Flora Duffy’s success makes Bermuda the smallest nation in terms of the population — around 70,000 — to ever win a gold medal at a Summer Games. For Duffy, it was a welcome reward after persistent injuries and a diagnosis of anemia in 2013.
She quit the sport after failing to finish the event at the 2008 Beijing Games and started working in a shop in Bermuda before eventually returning to the sport after studying for a degree.
Flora Duffy Biography, Wiki
Born and raised in Bermuda, Flora Duffy OBE started competing in triathlon at the age of seven and has since been twice crowned ITU World Champion, represented Bermuda at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games and won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
Flora Duffy has educated at Warwick Academy, Kelly College (now known as Mount Kelly in Tavistock, Devon and the University of Colorado Boulder, where she graduated with a BA degree in Sociology.
In the 2018 Birthday Honours, Duffy was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to sports in Bermuda.
Duffy launched The Flora Fund days after winning the inaugural WTS Bermuda in April 2018. Through the fund Duffy hopes to enable youth in Bermuda to pursue their potential, ultimately contributing to a healthier, more ambitious community.
In December 2017 Duffy married South African triathlete Dan Hugo in Stellenbosch, Hugo’s native town, where the couple resides when not training in Boulder.
|Born||30 September 1987 (age 33) Paget Parish, Bermuda|
|Height||1.625 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lb|
|Coached By||Nate Wilson & Ernie Gruhn|
|Highest World Ranking||1|
Fora Duffy Professional Career
She is the 2016 and 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series World Champion, the 2015 and 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion, and a five-time winner (2014-2017, 2019) of the XTERRA World Championships.She competed for Bermuda at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo where she won gold. It was Duffy’s first Olympic medal as well as Bermuda’s first gold medal.
In April 2018 Duffy collected the first Gold medal of the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Duffy won the women’s sprint triathlon by a 43-second lead and became Bermuda’s first female Commonwealth gold medalist. She was also scheduled to compete in the women’s cross-country mountain bike at the Commonwealth Games but did not start the event.
Flora Duffy is the only person to win three triathlon world titles in the same year in 2016, claiming the WTS, ITU Cross Triathlon, and Xterra titles in close succession. Duffy is the only triathlete in WTS history to post the fastest swim, bike, and run portions in the same race. Duffy holds the record for the largest winning margin in both Olympic and Sprint distance races in a WTS event.
On 17 November 2018, Flora Duffy received the Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles. The OBE was awarded for her services to the triathlon in Bermuda and the world.
Flora Duffy All Wins
– World Champion 2016 and 2017
– Winner 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast
– Winner WTS Yokohama 2018
– Winner WTS Bermuda 2018
– Winner 2017 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton
– Winner 2017 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
– Winner 2017 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg
– Winner 2017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama
– Winner 2016 Snowy Mountains ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships
– Winner 2015 and 2016 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships
– 8th place Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Flora Duffy Net Worth
Flora Duffy’s net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. According to the estimates, she has a net worth of $2 Million – $5 Million.
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