Bermuda Wins Olympic Gold. It Has The Smallest Population To Ever Do That
TOKYO — With a population of just 63,000, Bermuda has become the smallest nation or territory to win an Olympic gold medal.
On a drizzly morning in Tokyo, Flora Duffy, 33, clinched the victory for the British island territory in women's individual triathlon – a grueling race made up of open-water swimming for nearly a mile, biking almost 25 miles and running 4.6 miles.
"Flora Duffy was already Bermuda's golden girl before she set off on the Olympic women's triathlon tonight, but she is now simply solid gold after destroying a world-class field in Tokyo," local newspaper The Royal Gazette gushed after her victory.