10:08  ,  July 26, 2021

Tokyo 2020: First champion of the day leaves race track in wheelchair (PHOTOS)

Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt became champion of the triathlon at the 32nd Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, but started feeling bad at the end of the competition, The Sun reported.

After crossing the finish line, the 27-year-old athlete fell and wasn’t able to get back on his feet for a long time. The Sun reported that the reason was the unbearable heat. Bloomenfale was removed from the race track in a wheelchair, but he managed to participate in the award ceremony.

The UK’s Alex Yee became Olympic vice-champion at the triathlon, and New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde took the bronze.

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