Born as Dame Flora Jane Duffy, Flora Duffy is a triathlete from Bermuda. She bagged a gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, it was her first medal in such a big event. In addition, she also participated and competed in Beijing, Rio De Janeiro, and London Olympics. The year 2018 was outstanding for her, she bagged one more gold in the women’s triathlon at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Australia. She also has another medal at the XXII Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022. The Olympic medalist has not raced since November 2022 due to a severe knee injury. However, her fans hope she will recover soon and get back in the Olympics 2024, which will be held in Paris. Today, in this topic, we’ll talk about Flora Duffy husband, marital life, career, injury, and other details.
Who is Flora Duffy Husband? How did the couple meet?
Flora Duffy husband: Flora Duffy is a married woman. She celebrated her wedding with her long-term partner Dan Hugo. The couple met in the athletic event XTERRA Triathlon World Championships in 2014. Dan came to know Flora Duffy, a triathlete who bagged a gold at the Triathlon Championships. Just after the end of the event, the couple met for the first time with each other. After getting to know each other properly, the loving duo started dating in July 2015.
After being in a relationship for two years, the couple wed in 2017. Their wedding venue took place at Hugo’s town, Stellenbosch.
At the time of their wedding, Flora wears a beautiful white gown, whereas Dan looks handsome in a suit. It has been 6 years of their conjugal life; they are doing well.
Who is Dan Hugo? profession
Dan Hugo is a professional XTERRA triathlete based in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He was born in Worcester, South Africa, on 1 July 1985. In 2003, he graduated from the renowned Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch.
Currently, he is a coach of triathlon races for the high school level. Previously, he participated and performed in several events of the XTERRA Championships, which were held in Brazil, South Africa, the United States, Mexico, the Czech Republic, and many other places.
Flora Duffy Knee Injury: Will she return to the Olympics in 2024?
Since November 2022, Flora Duffy has not been in the race field. During the practice session in mid-2022, she has been undergoing with a knee injury.
Through an Instagram post, Flora Duffy shares her thoughts about participating in Summer Olympics 2024, Paris:
“I’ve had a knee injury for the past few months, well more than that, actually. It started bothering me just after the Commonwealth Games last year. So end of July last year. And then really flared up beginning of September, and a scan showed tearing in my patella tendon.
“Seven weeks before 70.3 Worlds, I had a PRP injection, which is a platelet injection into my patella tendon, to help it heal. It was very painful, and I couldn’t train that much right after it, so I had to be very careful with my load from that injection all the way to the end of November when my season ended.
“I didn’t run too much – just one or two sessions here or there, and I was very careful with the amount of riding, intensity, and swimming that I was doing. So yeah, very amazed that I got through the end of the season. However, I was definitely making my knee worse during that time.”
Furthermore, she stated:
the big goal for her is not this year. It’s the summer of 2024 when she hopes to defend the Olympic title she won in Tokyo in 2021.
“I don’t really want to push myself to get back because my big goal is next year, Paris 2024 at the Olympics. And so, as frustrating as this is, I have to keep that in mind. And for everyone else out there struggling through an injury, I know what it’s like. It’s so annoying and you feel like you’re making no progress.
“But yeah, I’m just trying to stay as focused as I can and do my rehab and be very patient with my training, which is really hard for me to do.”
How tall is Flora Duffy? weight, age
The Olympic gold medalist, Flora Duffy, was born on 30 September 1987. As of 2023, her age is 36 years. She is of Bermudian nationality, as her birthplace is Bermuda. She belongs to a white ethnic group.
Flora Duffy’s height is 5 feet 4 inches (1.625m). Furthermore, she weighs 55 kg (121) lbs.