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11 August 2021

Olympic update : Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Hutchinson

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Over the past three weeks we have all been gripped by sporting action from the Tokyo Olympic Games. After five long years since the last Summer Olympics it was a real honour to see some of the World’s best athletes representing their country and Ride Their Own Story using Hutchinson tyres.

 

Even qualifying for the games is such a huge achievement, especially with the events of the past 18 months disrupting athletes training and preparation. We wanted to congratulate all of the Hutchinson sponsored athletes that have featured in the games, we’re incredibly proud to be represented by such a diverse selection of impressive athletes.

However, the Olympics would not be the same without it’s medallists and we’re privileged to count several amongst our ranks of sponsored athletes for Tokyo 2020.

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Alex Yee

If there were any doubts about Alex‘s position at the head of the current generation of British triathletes they have been firmly put to rest after his performances in the Men’s Triathlon and Mixed Relay. Alex put in a brilliant performance in the Men’s event in the brutally challenging conditions of Tokyo bay leading the pack before the Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt attacked in the last kilometre of the run to leave Alex with the Silver medal on his Olympic debut.

Once he had a taste for the podium, Alex then doubled his haul with a gold medal as part of a dominant performance from Team GB in the Mixed Relay. With the Mixed event new to the Olympic programme for 2020 and competition for the podium incredibly strong, Alex brought the gold medal home with a solid anchor leg to hold off the advancing Americans who came in second place.

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Léonie Périault, Dorian Corinx & Cassandre Beaugrand

Our homebred athletes had performances to be proud of in both the individual and team events. Following a strong performance in the Women’s race where she narrowly missed out on 4th place by one second, Léonie was part of the mixed relay alongside Dorian & Cassandre where they comfortably secured a bronze medal with a 30 second cushion over fourth place. Dorian also secured a top 20 finish in the Men’s individual race to round out a set of results to be proud of for the French team.

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Fernando Alarza & Mario Mola

While he may not have secured a medal, Mario Mola put in strong performances to secure top ten positions in both the Men’s Individual and the Mixed relay. Racing alongside his compatriot and fellow Hutchinson athlete Fernando Alarza who just missed out on the top ten with a 12th place finish.

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