Flora Duffy earns career-first gold at the Vattenfall World Triathlon Stockholm
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The Triathlete from Bermuda, Flora Duffy, rose to the occasion to exhibit her golden performance at the 2016 Vattenfall World Triathlon Stockholm Flora Duffy with a solo dominant performance on the bike and run.
An impressive performance which saw her race on her own in bike and run legs, Duffy captured her first ever World Triathlon series title by staying ahead of Kiwi Andrea Hewitt and Helen Jenkins of Britain, the silver and bronze winners. This win meant that she becomes the current leader of the Columbia Threadneedle rankings.
Andrea Hewitt won her second World Triathlon Series (WTS) medal of the season by an uphill Sprint finish over Jenkins, the Bronze winner.
Earlier it looked like a USA’s Katie Zafares’ game in tough water conditions, who took an early lead over her compatriot Sarah True, Japanese Juri Ide and Duffy- but these three managed to stay close to give competition in other two legs. And Duffy didn’t allow anything to come between her dominance on the bike and in the run. While Hewitt and Jenkins nibbled away at the time distance on the final two laps, she held them off long enough to get to the blue carpet first. Slowing only slightly for a few high fives, Duffy grabbed the winner’s tape for the first time in her elite career. The win from Duffy meant that she became the 17th female in the history of the Series to win a WTS title, while her home nation of Bermuda became the 10th country to also get the gold.