Katie Zaferes placed third in the women’s triathlon to claim the bronze medal Monday night, posting a time of 1:57:03 in the rainy finish.
She won Team USA’s third Olympic medal in the women’s triathlon
Bermuda’s Flora Duffy won gold, posting a time of 1:55:36. It is Bermuda’s first Olympic triathlon medal, won by Duffy in her final Olympic appearance. Bermuda was also the smallest nation to win a Summer Olympic medal of any color, and now they have two.
Great Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown won silver, finishing with a time of 1:56:50 in her Olympic debut.
Nicola Spirig of Switzerland failed to place despite entering the competition as a favorite to win it all.
The triathlon start time was delayed due to heavy rain.
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