Alex Yee secured a silver medal finish for Team GB during the men’s individual triathlon, finishing runner-up to Norway’s Kristian Blumenfelt.
Yee said he was “over the moon” following the race which saw Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt take gold.
The 23-year-old was looking to follow in the footsteps of Alistair Brownlee by making it three successive British victories at the Games but it was Blummenfelt who proved the strongest on the run at Odaiba Marine Park.
Yee said: “It’s a bit bizarre really. I’m just a normal guy from south east London. Dreams really do come true.
“I am just over the moon. I was already deep in the well and dug that little bit in my soul. It wasn’t enough to catch Kristian but it was enough to get silver.”