Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  News  >  Sports  >  Current Article

Alex Yee wins silver for Team GB as exhausted triathlon winner requires wheelchair

By   /  July 26, 2021  /  Comments Off on Alex Yee wins silver for Team GB as exhausted triathlon winner requires wheelchair

    Print       Email


Alex Yee had to settle for silver behind Kristian Blummenfelt in the triathlon (Picture: Getty Images)

Alex Yee won silver in the men’s triathlon for Team GB after an epic race in the Tokyo heat which saw Norwegian winner Kristian Blummenfelt requiring a wheelchair after crossing the line.

The 23-year-old Londoner was in contention for the gold until the last mile when Blummenfelt kicked on for the line.

It looked like the man from Bergen had gone a bit early but he was strong enough to hold on and complete the race in 1.45.04, with Yee crossing the line 11 seconds later.

It was a brutally hot day in Tokyo, with numerous athletes collapsing to the ground after finishing the race and Blummenfelt being wheeled away in a chair.



See the original article

    Print       Email

You might also like...

Donny van de Beek should leave Manchester United, admits Gary Neville

Read More →