NORWAY’S Kristian Blummenfelt collapsed, was sick and had to be put into a WHEELCHAIR after winning the triathlon gold medal.
The 27-year-old produced a stunning breakaway in the 10km run to beat Team GB’s Alex Yee into second spot.
The Norwegian produced a stunning breakaway to bag the gold medal[/caption]
But in sweltering 27C heat, the Bergen athlete sank to the floor not long after crossing the finishing line.
He was then lifted into a wheelchair, though still conscious after the gruelling endurance event.
A member of the medical team was on hand to assess the Olympian.
Yee, who was making his Olympic debut, had led at the start of the run before Blummenfelt gritted his teeth and burst clear.
His Team GB team-mate Jonny Brownlee finished fifth, unfortunately not able to equal or better his bronze medal from Rio 2016.
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