LEEDS, England — Alistair Brownlee conceded Sunday that his hopes of turning into a three-time Olympic champion are over after he was disqualified from the World Triathlon Sequence occasion in Leeds for an incident within the water.
The 33-year-old Brownlee, who gained Olympic gold medals in 2012 and 2016, now seems sure to overlook the Tokyo Video games after being penalized for “ducking” rival Chase McQueen in the course of the swimming leg.
Brownlee later tweeted to say he was “very embarrassed about being Dq’d. The swim motion was utterly unintentional.” He stated he’d fairly often “had worse completed to me.”
He stated he’ll now have ankle surgical procedure earlier than specializing in long-distance triathlons sooner or later.
“That is not how I needed my final World Triathlon collection race to pan out,” he tweeted. “I’ve struggled with an ankle damage for 3 months and have completed every thing attainable to get it higher and keep match for racing.
“I knew I wanted lots of luck in the present day and it wasn’t to be.”
Alex Yee confirmed that he has an opportunity of difficult for an Olympic medal by profitable his first title.
Maya Kingma gained the ladies’s occasion, securing her first World Sequence title.
The Dutchwoman completed 11 seconds forward of Britain’s Jess Learmonth.