Tokyo Olympics: Team GB’s Alex Yee takes silver in men’s triathlon with Jonny Brownlee finishing fifth | World News

Great Britain’s Alex Yee has won silver in the men’s triathlon at the Tokyo Olympics, with Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt taking gold.

The 23-year-old from Brockley, southeast London, making his Olympic debut, led for much of the 10km (6.2 miles) run before the Norwegian produced a stunning breakaway in the Tokyo heat.

New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde took silver with Brit Jonny Brownlee, who was bidding for a medal at a third successive Olympics having won bronze in London and silver in Rio, finishing fifth.

Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt celebrates his gold at the finish line
Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt celebrates his gold at the finish line

The event got off to a bizarre beginning when half of the athletes were blocked from diving into the water by a boat, leading to a false start.

Yee stayed in contention, leading the chase group across the line in the cycling before taking the lead in the run.

Blummenfelt fell to the ground as soon as he finished and had to be wheeled away

Sky News

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