Tokyo 2020 - 'It was special' - Team GB's Jonny Brownlee delighted to win first Olympic gold medal on third attempt
Jessica Learmonth, Jonny Brownlee, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee all produced fine legs to win mixed triathlon relay gold for Team GB. Brownlee has won his first gold medal in his third and final Olympics and is delighted to finally achieve his goal. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+.
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Gold medallists Jessica Learmonth, Jonathon Brownlee, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee of Team Great Britain celebrate following the Mixed Relay Triathlon
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Learmonth added: "I felt the pressure a bit going out first, I didnt want to let the team down so I just tried to do the little things right and thankfully that was alright."
Individual women's silver medallist Taylor-Brown built up a strong lead in the third leg and was glad she added another medal to her collection.
She said: "My first Olympic Games and I'm going away with two medals... I couldn't have even dreamt about this, it's pretty incredible and just to end it with the team after such a weird year with Covid it was even more special."
Yee was overtaken by France's Vincent Luis on the bike stage before the 23-year-old Brit pulled clear on the final 2km run. Yee says he is delighted to now be an Olympic champion.
He said: "Watching Jonny and the other guys in the road race in 2012 lit a fire for me and for me to come here two games later and do this... I could never have imagined this. It just shows it's possible for anyone. Dare to dream."
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