Tokyo Olympics: GB's Alex Yee wins silver in men's triathlon as Kristian Blummenfelt takes gold

Last update on. From the section OlympicsTokyo Olympic Games on BBC Dates: 23 Jul-8 Aug Time in Tokyo: BST+8. Listen live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button; Listen live on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra, and Sounds; Live text and video clips available on BBC Sport app and website.Alex Yee of Great Britain won silver in the Tokyo Olympics' men's triathlon, while Kristian Blummenfelt from Norway claimed gold.Yee made his Games debut and led the 10km run. Blummenfelt was a spectacular breakaway in 27C heat with high humidity.Silver went to Hayden Wilde of New Zealand, and Briton Jonny Brownlee was fifth.Yee, 23, said that he is a "normal guy from south-east London" and that dreams can come true."My mom always said it takes a village for a person to build a house, and it seems it has taken the entire of GB today."Blummenfelt was disbelieving when he won, falling in and tangling in his final tape before being taken by the medics.Norway's first Olympic medallist, he won the Tokyo Games in just 45 minutes and forty seconds.Yee finished 11 seconds behind Blummenfelt and said that he was thrilled to have a medal at his first Olympics.Yee said, "In training I went harder than this race, but unfortunately he wasn't as good on the day."After half the athletes were blocked by a boat as they entered the water, the event was moved to Tokyo in the early hours to avoid heat.Yee is a triathlete who is known for being one of the fastest. This was his eighth race at this level.He represented Great Britain at the European Championships 2018 in the 10,000m. However, he trained with the Brownlee brothers of Leeds to become a triathlete.He was hurt in a serious accident at the June 2017 World Cup event, resulting in a punctured lung, broken ribs and vertebrae, and a shoulder blade.Yee returned nine more months later, and won his first World Cup victory at Leeds earlier this year. He beat both Brownlees to win gold.Brownlee is not a fairy tale endingYee was a good pacer, building up through the swim and riding the bike before he surged to the front during the run.Compatriot Brownlee, who said he doesn't like Tokyo's hot conditions, was in medal contention up to the final laps when he couldn’t keep up with eventual medallists.Brownlee won bronze in London and silver at Rio Olympics. This will be Brownlee's last Olympics.He said, "It wasn’t a fairytale ending for me but we have another chance in the mixed relay."Alex has risen through the ranks, and I have seen him do it. He is a tireless worker and I'm glad he is joining our team on Saturday."I knew that the heat was one my weaknesses. Although I tried to prepare myself for the heat, I didn't have enough.