Jonathan Brownlee: London 2012 Olympic Gallery

Jonathan Brownlee / London 2012 Olympic Games

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.


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.

Jonathan Brownlee / London 2012
Looking remarkably calm before the start for a 22 year old expected to secure an Olympic medal on home soil.
Jonathan Brownlee / London 2012
T1 could have been crucial – as Jonny was served with a 15 second penalty for mounting the bike too early.
Jonathan Brownlee / London 2012
Once caught, Stuart Hayes was often at the head of affairs keeping the pace high to reduce the chance of breakaway attempts.
Jonathan Brownlee / London 2012
The lead five from the swim – they quickly dropped Vasiliev – worked hard to maintain their lead.
Jonathan Brownlee / London 2012
Arriving at T2 at the front of the field, confidence that two British medals could be secured was increased.
Jonathan Brownlee / London 2012
It was standing room only, literally. I know of one legendary British Olympic Gold medal winner who couldn’t even gain standing room in the grandstand.
Jonathan Brownlee / London 2012
Jonathan maintained the pace of brother Alistair and Spain’s Javier Gomez until the 6km mark.
Jonathan Brownlee / London 2012
Brother in arms.
Jonathan Brownlee / London 2012
A worthy bronze secured. Thankfully, the penalty didn’t impact the final result.