Officials Congratulate Duffy on Gold Medal Performance
Premier David Burt expressed the elation of all Bermuda at the news of Flora Duffy’s Gold Medal performance in Tokyo.
“Flora did it!” – An emotional Premier Burt sent a message to Duffy after her win trough www.islandstats.com.
The Premier said, “Words almost cannot do justice to such an incredible effort from an incredible athlete. This remarkable achievement is a true testament to Flora’s unwavering commitment and genuine perseverance in training and preparation. Bermuda is bursting with pride and admiration for this humble champion.”
The Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Dr. Ernest Peets said, “Bermuda’s sporting community is United in saluting this amazing Olympic victory. Every athlete must be inspired by what we saw in Tokyo today. Flora Duffy is a sporting giant and Bermuda could not be more proud of her and her success.”
And the Deputy Premier, Walter Roban, added, “It is beyond words to finally witness Bermuda winning gold at the Olympics. Flora has made us all proud.”
The Premier said that all of Bermuda looks forward to celebrating Flora’s historical win as a Country upon her return home.
Opposition Leader Cole Simons: "What a proud moment for Bermuda's own Flora Duffy on finishing first in the women's Triathalon this evening at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games and gaining Bermuda's first ever gold medal.
"Watching Flora's outstanding race, I know I can speak on behalf of all Bermudians that we are bursting with pride..... Indeed we ran along side of you, step by step, even as you lapped others! What a performance!
"Flora Duffy, you will continue to inspire upcoming local and international athletes both now and for generations to come. Congratulations once again to you, your parents, your family, your friends, here and around the world. As a nation we stand to give you a rousing standing ovation and thank you for your consistent commitment to excellence. Flora Duffy, Bermuda's gold medal Olympic champion! "