Participants

Flora DUFFY

Flora DUFFY
    Cycling Mountain Bike
Birth Date:  30 Sep 1987
Place of Birth:  PAGET
Country of birth:  BER
Age:  30
Gender:   Female

Weight (Kg):  0

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
MTB Cycling Mountain Bike Women's Cross-country DNS

Flora DUFFY - Schedule


Schedule
Start Time Event Status
Thu, 12 Apr 10:31
Gold Medal Event Women's Cross-country
Finished

Legend

DNS: Did not start

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationRaceRank Time
2014  Glasgow, SCO  Individual - Women  8  2:02:18
2006  Melbourne, AUS  Individual - Women  8  2:00:35.13

Olympic Games
YearLocationRaceRank Time
2016  Rio de Janeiro, BRA  Individual - Women  8  1:58:25
2012  London, GBR  Individual - Women  45  2:08:54
2008  Beijing, CHN  Individual - Women  DNF  Lap

World Championships
YearLocationRaceRank Time
2017  Rotterdam, NED  Individual - Women  1  1:58:39
2016  Cozumel, MEX  Individual - Women  1  1:57:59
2015  Chicago, USA  Individual - Women  17  1:58:24
2014  Edmonton, CAN  Individual - Women  20  2:03:09
2012  Auckland, NZL  Individual - Women  13  2:12:20
2011  Beijing, CHN  Individual - Women  9  2:00:24
2007  Hamburg, GER  Individual - Women  DNF  DNF

Occupation

Athlete (royalgazette.com, 18 Feb 2017)


Education

University of Colorado, USA (royalgazette.com, 18 Feb 2017)


Languages spoken

English


Coach

PERSONAL: Neal HENDERSON (USA) (endurancebusiness.com, 5 Mar 2018)


Injuries

Started 2017 with a stress reaction in her hip. "There were weeks when walking was painful." (austrimag.com.au, 9 Mar 2018)


Reason

"When I was eight, my parents entered me in a triathlon and I loved it. The next week I joined a kids triathlon club. When asked what I wanted to do when I was 10 years old, I answered: ‘Be a professional athlete, win a gold medal at the Olympics and be a world champion.” (oxygenaddict.com, 16 Jan 2018; youtube.com/Specialized Bicycles, 8 Feb 2018)


Ambition

"Win a medal at the Commonwealth Games, win another Xterra title, and win my home triathlon in Bermuda in 2018 would be special." (oxygenaddict.com, 16 Jan 2018)


Memorable

"The Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games was my first professional race and was terrifying. I qualified from high school, it was a huge opportunity as a 18-year-old and it was inspiring to be on the same starting line as eventual champion, Emma SNOWSILL (AUS)." (oxygenaddict.com, 16 Jan 2018)


Additional information

AT THE DOUBLE
Will compete also in the mountain bike event at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (royalgazette.com, 8 Feb 2018)


ACCIDENT
Crashed during cycle leg of opening event of ITU World Triathlon Series season on 2 March 2018 in Abu Dhabi. "Super sad not to finish, especially as I was feeling so good. The good news is that I'm OK. My bike was a little messed up, hence why I couldn't continue." (Twitter.com, 2 Mar 2018)


WEDDING BELLS
Married fellow triathlete Dan HUGO (RSA) in Worster, South Africa, on 16 December 2017. (floraanddan.com, 11 Mar 2018; Twitter, 15 Dec 2017; bernews.com, 21 Dec 2017)


STRUGGLE
Took a break from triathlon following Beijing 2008 Olympic Games until June 2010, and continued to struggle to find form until 2014 due to an eating disorder. (oxygenaddict.com, 16 Jan 2018)


RECORD BREAKER
Won 2017 ITU World Triathlon in Yokohama, Japan, by largest margin in World Triathlon Series history, while her 2017 Xterra World Title win made her the first triathlete to take out four consecutive Xterra world titles. (bernews.com, 9 Mar 2018)


RECOGNITION
In 2017, Warwick Academy officially renamed its pool The Flora Duffy Swimming Facility in recognition of her accomplishments and to show everyone who visits the school that "great sportspeople start somewhere, even in such a small place as Bermuda". (bernews.com, 9 Mar 2018)


GENTLE PUSH
Inspired her parents to try triathlon as well. (YouTube.com/Olympic, 2 Nov 2016)


Social Media

Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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