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In Bermuda and overseas, Twitter lights up over Flora

In Bermuda and around the world, Twitter lit up with praise for Flora Duffy after her gold in the triathlon at the Tokyo Olympics.

‘Flora’ was trending in Bermuda with almost 30,000 tweets, ‘triathlon’ was also trending with 14,500 tweets.

Here is a selection of some of those tweets, including this: “Let me tell you how Flora used to run at National stadium for inter school sports. I ran against her once in 800m…. She’s beat us all by a lap… Ever since then…. If she was running, I was sick.”

And please read this to the very end.

Football legend Shaun Goater MBE:

From the Olympics movement: #BER's first ever Olympic gold!

Bermuda Olympian Katura Horton-Perinchief - the first Black women Olympic diver - is running low on tissues:

Irish TV sports presenter Jacqui Hurley:

Nut these Irish people want to claim Flora as their own (not now, not ever):

Bermuda national team and Charleston Battery footballer Zeiko Lewis on how Bermuda Twitter has been Flora-fied:

Carly’s pride flows over:

De$ilva on the value of hard work and also trending BermudianExcellence:

Barbadian sports reporter Anmar Goodridge-Boyce resorted to all caps in recording history:

FRSHFRZN Telling my kids this is Flora Duffy

David G. on Flora as inspirer of the young:

Balldinho’s message to all benchwarmers:

Balldinho was not alone in autonomously declaring yesterday a public holiday:

Family Centre emphasised #BermudianResilience:

Clarien Bank Limited, long time sponsors of the Iron KIds triathlon, congratulates the Greatest Iron Kid Of All Time:

Baddest Beach on the first diagnosis of Fear of Flora syndrome:

.-dij with an airport happy dance meme:

And there has to be a Flora Cup Match cocktail which naturally can only have three ingredients: :

“flora duffy stan account“ on Bermuda’s newest words:

Storma Now on inspiration:

Clifton on where you when Flora won gold?

Fully wants to rename Front Street

And the last word belongs to:

Believe it. It’s true. No one can ever take this away.

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Published July 28, 2021 at 7:51 am (Updated July 28, 2021 at 7:51 am)

In Bermuda and overseas, Twitter lights up over Flora

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