The island of Bermuda just became the world’s smallest country to ever win a gold medal at the Olympics. The history-making athlete was 33-year-old Flora Duffy who won the women’s triathlon in Tokyo in some style: the time gap between Duffy and the second-place finisher (Georgia Taylor-Brown of Great Britain) was more than a minute.
For Duffy, it was a welcome reward after persistent injuries and an anemia diagnosis in 2013. She quit the sport after failing to finish at the 2007 Beijing edition.
The North Atlantic island’s only previous Olympic medallist was boxer Clarence Hill who won a bronze medal in 1976.
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