A significant twin outboard RIB brought on chaos on the begin line of the Men’s triathlon function at Tokyo 2020 right now.

As the get started of the 1500 metre swim leg of the triathlon was sounded, a media boat blocked fifty percent the competitors right before reversing out the way at terrific speed, narrowly missing all those who experienced presently dived in.

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Embarrassing and hazardous, the incident direct to a false get started remaining known as and a mini flotilla of boats and jet skis having to stop and haul back again the recalled swimmers.

A statement for planet triathlon did little to explain how the mix up arrived about. “At the begin some of the athletes have been blocked by an OBS (Olympic Broadcast Products and services) boat and as a outcome we had to commence all over again the race thanks to an invalid get started.”

The race got inevitably got underway 10 minutes later on, with Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt profitable and Wonderful Britain’s Alex Gee taking silver.

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