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Triathlete Causes Controversy Wearing All White Costume At The Olympics

Rebecca Shepherd

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Triathlete Causes Controversy Wearing All White Costume At The Olympics

Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt secured the gold medal in the Olympic triathlon but instead of congratulating him on the impressive win, people couldn't help but notice something else.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Blummenfelt, who finished in one hour, 45 minutes and four seconds, was wearing an all-white uniform for the race - which ended up going rather see through.

This meant that viewers could see his black trunks underneath and, with social media users being the adults that they are, people took to Twitter to mock the whole thing - specifically the designer.

It seems it wasn't just people behind the keyboard either because someone explained how the commentator during the triathlon also poked fun at the designer needing to be 'sacked'.

According to reports, the pundit went on: "They are of course his swimmers under there. Superman wears his underpants on the outside. They've got it wrong haven't they?"

People were quick to hit out at the decision with one writing: "The designer of the Norwegian triathlete outfits had a f****** vendetta against Blummenfelt or something."

Another added: "Whoever designed Norway's triathlon kit for #TokyoOlympics2021 must have been inspired by Captain Underpants(?). Amazing finish by Blummenfelt though. Clearly the superhero outfit worked!"

Someone else wrote: "Did Norway think to test their triathlon uniform in water?"

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Blummenfelt came out victorious with GB's Alex Yee following closely behind to secure the silver medal.

The 23-year-old spoke afterwards and said: "It hasn't really sunk in quite yet, it doesn't feel quite real that it's me yet.

"I still just feel like a normal boy from south-east London. I hope I can just serve as inspiration to many people that this is possible. I'm not anything special, I just really enjoy sport and I've been really lucky that it was me."

GB's Alex Yee. Credit: PA
GB's Alex Yee. Credit: PA

Yee admitted he was caught out by Blummenfelt's kick, saying: "I think I probably timed it a little bit wrong, leaving it a little bit too late to close the gap to Kristian.

"Once I'd got halfway across it I think I was pretty cooked. I was starting to feel the heat. I had a really good heat strategy and I felt really comfortable up until that point but Kristian was the better man on the day.

"I stood on the start-line with a clarity that I'd done everything I physically could to get there in the best possible shape. Second was the best result for me on the day."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: SPORT, Entertainment, olympics, Tokyo Olympics

Rebecca Shepherd
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