Duffy Acknowledges Hill During Speech on Cabinet Grounds

While at the Cabinet grounds this afternoon, Bermuda’s first Olympic gold medalist Flora Duffy said that, because she was not able to properly celebrate her triathlon win in Tokyo back in July due to the Coronavirus, the welcome that she received today upon returning to the island feels really special.

“ [This reception] has made me feel so welcomed, proud and honoured to represent Bermuda in Tokyo, win our first gold medal and be here to celebrate with everybody,” she said. “ Thanks so much to everyone who put in so much effort to make these events possible and I am so proud and excited to be here.”

With all of that being said, Ms. Duffy also acknowledged the island’s first Olympic medalist, boxer Clarence Hill, who helped show her and countless others that even someone from a 21-mile island like Bermuda could earn an Olympic medal.

“ I am thrilled and honored that I could come along a few years [after Mr. Hill] and hope that there are many Bermudians watching today and are inspired to achieve their goals,” Ms. Duffy said.
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