Georgia Taylor-Brown earns Britain’s seventh triathlon medal in just three Games

Georgia Taylor-Brown earns Britain’s seventh triathlon medal in just three Games
A look at Britain’s Olympic medal winners in triathlon.

Great Britain’s success in Olympic triathlon has continued in 东京 with silver medals for Alex Yee and Georgia Taylor-Brown.

英国 is now the most successful nation in the 21-year history of the sport at the Games with seven medals, all won at the last three Olympics, and the prospect of another one to come when the mixed relay makes its debut on the schedule on Saturday.

这里, the PA news agency looks at the triathlon medal rush.

伦敦 2012

Alistair (剩下) and Jonny Brownlee hold up their Olympic medals (迈克埃格顿/ PA)

British chances had been rated highly in the first three editions of Olympic triathlon without success but Alistair Brownlee went into his home Games as the big favourite and did not disappoint, storming round Hyde Park to win gold.

His young brother Jonny clinched bronze behind Javier Gomez of 西班牙 but there was disappointment in the women’s race, where Helen Jenkins was compromised by injury and finished fifth.

里约 2016

More medals for the brothers, this time gold and silver (迈克埃格顿/ PA)

Alistair Brownlee remained the biggest star in triathlon and he produced another masterful performance around Copacabana to become the first triathlete to win two Olympic titles.

This time Jonny took silver behind him, with the brothers in a race of their own, while Vicky Holland claimed the first triathlon medal for a British woman by taking bronze.

东京 2020

Alex Yee celebrates his silver medal on Monday (马丁·里克特/ PA)

Alistair Brownlee failed to qualify and Jonny finished fifth but Britain hailed a new star in 23-year-old Yee, who was outmuscled for gold by Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway but showed what makes him such an exciting talent.

That was matched by 27-year-old Taylor-Brown, who recovered from a leg injury to take the start-line and also suffered a puncture but outran everyone except Bermudian Flora Duffy.


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