ENGLAND’S Commonwealth Games obtained off to a disastrous begin today as Alistair and Jonny Brownlee suffered the worst triathlon of their careers.
Double Olympic champion Alistair paid the worth for his lack of coaching after a current calf drawback and might solely end tenth.
However Jonny was unable to benefit from his older brother’s discomfort and fell away in the course of the 5km run as Scotland’s Marc Austin claimed a shock bronze medal.
The race was gained by South African Henri Schoeman, who cashed in on the Brownlee’s struggles to run away from the pack and open up a seven second profitable margin.
There had been no signal of the brothers’ dramatic late collapse in the course of the swimming and biking phases of the race, once they have been each in robust rivalry.
However as quickly as Alistair dismounted his bike it was clear he was in no situation to compete within the operating, often his strongest self-discipline.
And whereas Jonny battled with Austin and Australia’s Jacob Birtwhistle for the primary lap of the operating, he was unable to take care of his problem and trailed house in a disappointing seventh place.
No less than Austin had one thing to smile about on Australia’s Gold Coast and stated: “I assumed I might beat the Brownlees right here.
“4 years in the past I assumed I might do fairly nicely however acquired proven up on the day and that was like my first true introduction to that normal of racing.
“However I knew my type was good coming into this race and it’s nice to be the primary medal winner for Scotland.”
There was additional disappointment for England within the swimming pool as defending Commonwealth champion Ben Proud was disqualified within the heats of the 50m butterfly for a false begin.
ENGLAND’S Commonwealth Games received off to a disastrous begin today as Alistair and Jonny Brownlee suffered the worst triathlon of their careers.