Alistair Brownlee’s Tokyo bid backfired after the two-time Olympic champion was disqualified for pushing a rival underwater while swimming a triathlon in his home city of Leeds, while Britain’s Alex Yee took the win
Double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee was disqualified after Briton Alex Yee won the men’s race at the World Triathlon Series event in Leeds on Sunday.
Brownlee was seen pushing American Chase McQueen underwater in the swimming area of the event at Roundhay Park. Maya Kingma from the Netherlands won the women’s race ahead of Britain’s Jess Learmonth.
The disqualification appears to end Alistair’s hopes of being named in Team GB’s Olympic squad. The 33-year-old is struggling with an ankle injury.
Alistair Brownlee was disqualified from the World Triathlon Series event in his home city
It was a better day for Briton Alex Yee, who took victory in the men’s triathlon race
Meanwhile, Dina Asher-Smith maintained her undefeated streak in 2021 with a dominant 100m performance at the FBK Games.
The Briton delivered the season’s best of 10.92 seconds to crush a decent field, with Nigerian Blessing Okagbare in second ahead of Britain’s Daryll Neita, who finished third in a personal best of 11.04 seconds.
Jemma Reekie won the women’s 800m in 2:00.77sec, ahead of her stable mate Laura Muir, who finished second in 2:00.95. Jake Wightman was impressive, covering the 1500m in 3:34.67.