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Britain’s Alex Yee takes triathlon silver as Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt claims Olympic gold

Britain’s Alex Yee takes triathlon silver as Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt claims Olympic gold
Alex Yee continued Great Britain’s run of success in Olympic triathlon with a silver medal on his debut behind Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt.

Alex Yee continued Great Britain’s run of success in Olympic triathlon with a silver medal on his debut behind Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt.

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 broke away in a lead trio with the experienced Blummenfelt and New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde, but couldn’t match the Norwegian’s late surge and had to settle for a commendable second, with Wilde taking bronze.

Jonny Brownlee was bidding for a medal at a third successive Olympics having won bronze in London and silver in Rio but he had to settle for fifth.

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