Olympic triathlon shambles: Alex Yee takes silver after speed boat causes false start at Tokyo 2020

The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Olympic triathlon shambles: Alex Yee takes silver after speed boat causes false start at Tokyo 2020” – below is their description.

The Olympic men’s triathlon needed a restart on Monday when a bizarre start sent dozens of competitors into the water only to have others stuck on the dock, helplessly blocked by a boat containing cameras that got in the way.

The 56 competitors had taken their marks when the starting buzzer sounded, and about half were in the water before the boat moved in, then tried to reverse out of the way.

It took about 13 seconds before the buzzer sounded again signalling a false start, but not everyone heard it and some kept swimming, sending Olympic support staffers to chase them down with personal watercraft. Some of the initial leaders were 200 meters out before they eventually stopped swimming and came back.

Among those already in the water was eventual winner Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway, silver medalist Alex Yee of Britain and bronze medalist Hayden Wilde of New Zealand.

Read the full story here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/olympics/2021/07/25/alex-yee-takes-triathlon-silver-shambolic-false-start-caused/

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