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School rededicates pool to honour former pupil Flora

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Flora Duffy at Warwick Academy for the rededication of the Swim Facility in her honour (Photograph supplied)

Triathlon champion Flora Duffy returned to her old school Warwick Academy yesterday as it rededicated its swimming pool to mark her Olympic gold medal win.

Flora, who gave her clearest indication to date of her hopes of competing at the Paris Olympics in 2024 today, was all smiles for the ceremony at the pool, where the new rubber decking bore her name.

The pool was named after Flora in 2017 after a string of triathlon triumphs by its star former pupil.

But the school has updated the pool’s sign to take account not only of Flora’s Tokyo Olympics gold win, but her successes at the Commonwealth Games and her new ITU World title.

The school thanked sponsors wholesalers Butterfield & Vallis, financial services firm Deloitte, supermarket Lindo’s and Clarien Bank, who helped to fund the resurfacing.

Flora Duffy visits Warwick Academy for the rededication of the Swim Facility in her honour. The deck of the pool has been renovated with her name emblazoned on new rubber decking and the pool’s sign was updated with her Olympics, Commonwealth Games and new ITU World titles. (Photograph Supplied by Warwick Academy)

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Published October 16, 2021 at 7:58 am (Updated October 16, 2021 at 8:48 am)

School rededicates pool to honour former pupil Flora

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