22 Nov 2017

Minister Congratulates Bermuda’s World Champion

Following the unveiling of the Flora Duffy Swimming Facility at Warwick Academy yesterday morning TNN spoke with the Minister of Social Development and Sports the Hon. Zane DeSilva with regards to his views and hopes for Flora Duffy.

“What Flora has achieved is nothing short of amazing. If you try to draw a parallel as far as Bermuda is concerned, you think of people like Clyde Best. But what she has accomplished is nothing short of phenomenal, she has dominated the sport. To think that this individual has come from a tiny, little  island such as Bermuda, and that this girl is winning against people from around the world. Not just once but several times.

“I think it speaks volumes about her, the size of her heart, her drive, her dedication. They spoke about ‘guts’. To really reflect on what Flora Duffy has accomplished, again all I can say is that she is nothing short of phenomenal. My hope is that the dedication that she has shown will filter amongst our children. Many of our children were there to witness the unveiling of the swimming facility at Warwick Academy in her honor. I think she was certainly humbled with the experience and with the event in its entirety.

“What’s more outstanding is that Flora is only thirty years old. My hope is that she can stay injury free and that she will continue to advance within the sport as she matures. I would love to see her advance within her endeavors through to the year 2020 where she can compete again in the Olympics and win the Gold metal that she truly deserves.”


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