Flora Duffy ‘First Bermudian Gold Medalist’

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Flora Jane Duffy, aka Flora Duffy, is a promising sportsperson who hails from a small country, Bermuda.

Interestingly, she just made history as the first Bermudian triathlete to earn a gold medal.

Moreover, not just at Olympics, Flora has represented her country in many events and made her country proud several times.

Nevertheless, Flora has competed in ITU Triathlon World Championship and ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship.

Flora Duffy Toky Olympic gold Medal Winner
Flora Duffy After Winning In Common Wealth Games

Furthermore, the triathlete has also represented Bermuda in the Common Wealth Games, Pan America Games, and Central American and Caribbean Games.

Talking about her career, Duffy has won four gold in ITU games and one bronze in XTERRA Triathlon games.

Moreover, Flora has also won gold in the Commonwealth games as well.

Quick Facts

Full Name Flora Jane Duffy 
Birth Date 30 September 1987
Birth Place Paget Parish, Bermuda
Residence Bermuda
Nickname Flora 
Religion Not Known
Nationality Bermudian 
Ethnicity White
Training Not Known
Horoscope Cancer 
Father’s Name Charlie Duffy 
Mother’s Name Maria Duffy 
Siblings None 
Age 36 years old
Height  1.625 m (5’4″)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Shoe Size 8 (US)
Dress Size 4
Build Athletic
Eye color Black and Blue 
Hair Color Blond
Hairstyle Normal
Profession Triathlete
Playing style None
Active years  (Senior Career) 2013 – present
Highest Ranking (Singles) No.1
Current Position  No.1
Association Bermuda National Player
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married 
Husband Name  Dan Hugo
Children None 
Net Worth $1 million
Salary $50,000
Endorsements Adidas, Nike 
Social Media YouTube, Twitter, Instagram
Merch Triathlon Shoes
Last Update April, 2024

Flora Duffy | Early Life and Family Details

Flora Duffy was passionate about triathlon since her childhood. Furthermore, she completed her higher education from Warwick Academy.

Late on, Duffy pursued her education at Keyy College in England.

Nevertheless, she has also studied at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she graduated with a BA degree in Sociology.

Likewise, Duffy is the proud daughter of Charlie Duffy and Maria Duffy. Unfortunately, there is not much information regarding her parents. 

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Flora Duffy | Net Worth And Income

Being one of the widely known Bermudan triathletes, she must have earned a hefty amount of money.

Moreover, as of 2021, her estimated net worth is around $1 million.

Besides, she is a national athlete from Bermuda; therefore, Duffy must be having a salary ranging from $10,000 to $15,000.

In addition, Flora has won so many gold medals throughout her career, so she must have amassed thousands of dollars.

Likewise, in 2017, she won three gold medals in different tournaments where Flora must have received $100,000 accumulatively.

Similarly, by winning the gold medal in the commonwealth in 2018, she must have received several thousand dollars.

However, there is no exact data show her accurate salary and income.

Flora Duffy | Marriage and Husband

As of 2021, Bermuda’s triathlete Flora Duffy is a married woman. She has a long relationship with Dan Hugo.

Like Flora, her husband Dan is also a triathlete, but he is a South African native.

Flora Duffy And Her Husband, Dan Hugo At Their Wedding Ceremony
Flora Duffy And Her Husband, Dan Hugo At Their Wedding Ceremony

Furthermore, Flora and Dan started to date each other somewhere in 2015. However, after a couple of years, the love birds tied a knot in December 2017.

Their beautiful wedding was held in Stellenbosch, which is Hugo’s hometown.

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Flora Duffy’s Career 

The Bermuda triathlon raised to prominence from the 2015 and 2016 World Cross Triathlon Champion.

Moreover, she won the first gold medal for her country during that time. Nevertheless, Flora is a five-time XTERRA World Championships champion.

Interestingly, all these years, Flora is continuously winning gold medals in these tournaments.

Furthermore, Flora has won gold medals in the 2016 and 2017 World ITU World Triathlon Series World Champion.

Gold Winning Events

During Gold Coast, Australia, April 2018 – Duffy won the first gold medal of the XXI Commonwealth Games.

Moreover, Bermuda’s first female Commonwealth gold medallist, Flora Duffy, won the women’s sprint triathlon with a 43-second advantage.

Likewise, Flora has also appeared in Women’s cross-country mountain biking.

Nevertheless, in 2016, Duffy became the first individual to win three triathlon world titles, capturing the WTS, ITU Cross Triathlon, and Xterra titles in quick order.

Evidently, she is the only person to win three titles in the same event, and it is exceptional in World Triathlon Series history.

Olympics Journey

Flora firstly represented Bermuda at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. At that time, she was unable to bring any medals for her country.

Nevertheless, after the qualification for the 2012 Summer Olympics, she headed to London with her team.

However, during that time also Flora was unable to win any medals for her country.

Nevertheless, Duffy has also participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. That time too, she failed to receive any medals.  

Flora Duffy At Tokyo Olympics 2020

Finally, after the long wait, Flora Duffy made her country more proud through her exceptional performance at the Tokyo Olympics.

Nevertheless, she won the Olympic gold medal in the triathlon at Tokyo Olympics.

Interestingly, this is Bermuda’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in triathlon. Furthermore, 33 years old, Flora crossed the line in 1 hour 55 minutes 36 seconds.

Flora Duffy After Winning Gold Medal at Tokyo Olympic
Flora Duffy After Winning Gold Medal at Tokyo Olympic

Notably, Flora finished the race after traversing a distance of more than 30 miles.

Also, it’s been 45 years since Bermuda has received any gold medal at the Olympic games. In fact, previously, boxer Clearance Hill won a bronze in 1976.

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Body Weight And Measurement

The gold medalist of Bermuda is 36 years old as of 2021. In fact, Duffy is a Triathlon professional who turned pro in 2013.

Nevertheless, Flora is five feet and four inches tall, approximately 1.6 meters. As for her weight, the Olympian weighs around 55 kg(121 lb). 

 Talking about her training, Flora’s coach is a Nate Wilson & Ernie Gruhn.

Charity Work Of Flora Duffy 

Flora is obviously proven as one of the best triathletes in the world. However, besides the medals and achievements, she is a good human too.

Along with her fascinating professional career, Duffy has actively engaged in social works too.

In fact, besides her professional career in sports, the Olympian is also active as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

Meanwhile, her organization provides services to sports in Bermuda.

More than that, Flora has launched The Flora Funds after she won the inaugural WTS Bermuda back in 2018.

Moreover, Flora has initiated a program that financially and socially helps the needy individuals of Bermuda.

In addition, with these funds, Duffy hopes to enable youth to initiate their career in sports and reach fullest.

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Social Media Activeness

This famous athlete is active on all mainstream social media platforms. In fact, Flora has 83k followers on her Instagram, where she often posts relates to her games, personal life, and marital situation.

Moreover, Flora is also active on Twitter with 14.2k followers. Evidently, Duffy frequently posts relates to her games and practice sessions.

Interestingly, Duffy has recently launched her channel on YouTube but has yet to post anything as of now.


Is Flora Duffy an Irish?

A rumor has it that Flora Duffy’s parents are of Irish origin, while Alex Ferguson tweeted that Flora’s parents are British nationals. 

What happened to Flora Duffy in the Tokyo Olympics?

So far, Flora Duffy has been phenomenal in her games. More than that, she became the only Bermudian athlete by winning a gold medal to do so.

How many gold medals has Flora Duffy won?

Flora Duffy has won 11 gold medals throughout her career: 4 from ITU Triathlon World Championships, 5 from XTERRA Triathlon World Championships, one from Commonwealth Games, and one from the Olympics. 

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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