Seven years ago today: Jonathon Brownlee wins Olympic Bronze at London 2012
Few things go quicker than time… and with the 2020 Test Event and potential qualification for Tokyo next year on offer, today is seven years to the day since Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee – joined on the podium by Javier Gomez – won Gold and Silver medals respectively at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
To mark that anniversary, we’ve taken a look back into our archives – and below, is an image gallery of Jonathan Brownlee’s day in London.
- Alistair Brownlee wins Olympic Gold – the report
- Alistair Brownlee’s London 2012 Gallery
- Jonathan Brownlee’s London 2012 Gallery
A Bronze medal in your first Olympic Games, at 22 years old, behind the two fastest Olympic Distance athletes in history. All things considered, it was a good day at the office yesterday for Jonathan Brownlee.
Things could have been very different if a 15 second penalty incurred at the T1 mount line had impacted his finishing position. Thankfully, it didn’t cost his Bronze and – with the strength of Javier Gomez on the day – he was perhaps unlikely to pass the Spanish legend for Silver. With the Gold from brother Alistair (check out his gallery HERE), it was a great day for everyone connected with triathlon in Great Britain and indeed, a showcase event to the world.
Here is an image gallery of his day via the photographic skills of the ITU’s team of Delly Carr and Janos Schmidt.