Tokyo Olympics: Norway’s triathlon hero Kristian Blummenfelt raises eyebrows on social media

Norwegian triathlon hero Kristian Blummenfelt raises eyebrows after his all-white uniform turned see-through after swimming in Tokyo… with viewers joking that the designers should be ‘PLACED’ comparing him to Superman

Norwegian triathlon hero Kristian Blummenfelt suffered a bizarre wardrobe malfunction during his amazing sprint to glory due to the revealing nature of his outfit.

Blummenfelt took the gold medal in Tokyo after a grueling match, falling through the finish tape after an hour 45 minutes and four seconds.

His display left viewers in awe, especially after his breathtaking escape late in the scorching, stifling heat, but his uniform has also rightly been questioned.

Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt won the men’s triathlon, but his uniform caught the eye

After the grueling swim leg, Blummenfelt remained drenched in water and sweat for the rest of the event, and his all-white suit suddenly turned translucent.

That meant his black knickers were exposed, a sight that stunned social media users and prompted them to comically target the designers.

According to one account, the commentary joked during the triathlon that the person responsible for assembling the kit “should be fired.”

Social media users criticized the kit, which was see-through after the grueling swim leg

Social media users criticized the kit, which was see-through after the grueling swim leg

“It’s his swimmers down there, of course,” the expert added, before comparing Blummenfelt to Superman.

“Superman wears his underpants on the outside. They’re wrong, aren’t they?’

Another account said, “Whoever designed the Norwegian triathlon kit for #TokyoOlympics2021 must have been inspired by Captain Underpants.

‘Great finish from Blummenfelt though. Obviously the superhero outfit worked!’

“Can’t they make the bottom half of the Norwegian triathlon uniform the same color?” asked a third, sharing a photo of the hapless gold medalist.

Meanwhile, another wrote: ‘Norway has gone for the right ‘don’t trust that fart’ tri-suits, eh? Risky business.’

‘Has Norway thought of testing their triathlon uniform in the water?’ a fifth subsequently questioned.

But Blummenfelt will not have been bothered by his appearance at all, as he crossed the boundaries of Team GB’s Alex Yee to take a stunning victory.

Alex Yee (right) of Great Britain took the silver medal after starring in his Olympic debut

Alex Yee (right) from Great Britain took the silver medal after starring in his Olympic debut

Yee, on his Olympics debut, led most of the 10km run, but Blummenfelt fought back to overtake him and finish 11 seconds clear.

Jonny Brownlee, also of Great Britain, finished fifth.

“I’m just a normal kid from south east London – dreams do come true,” Yee told BBC Sport after sealing silver.

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