As anticipated, the Brownlee brothers hit the podium 1st and 3rd with allstar Javier Gomez taking second. One wonders if younger brother Jonathan might have caught Gomez if he hadn’t had to spend 15 seconds in what the Brits call ‘the naughty box.’ Also, a big day for Kellie Wells who took bronze after Dawn Harper’s photo finish silver against new Olympic record gold medal winner Aussie Sally Pearson in the 100 hurdles. Another awesome day in London!
It’s official, Team GB’s squad of Olympians at London 2012 is the most successful in 104 years of the Games.
In the Men’s Triathlon, the Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonathan, were the overwhelming favourites and the race in Hyde Park highlighted just that as Alistair cruised to a runaway victory, and could even walk to the line without losing it like he did. A 15 second time penalty for mounting his bike too early in the first transition stage prevented Jonathan from making it a one-two and had to settle for bronze behind Spain’s Javier Gomez.
Jonathan collapsed shortly afterwards and the medal ceremony had to be delayed as he received treatment for severe exhaustion.
Alistair said: “The race was unbelievable and the crowds were amazing. My ears are still ringing from all that noise. The pressure was stacked up and so many things put to bed today. It feels a bit underwhelming because Jonny…
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