Hayden Wilde wins New Zealand's first medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022

Publish Date
Friday, 29 July 2022, 11:02PM

Triathlete Hayden Wilde has won New Zealand's first medal of the Commonwealth Games after claiming silver in the men's race today.

Wilde - who also won our first medal at the Olympics Games - was denied a chance at gold by a controversial 10-second penalty for taking his helmet off too early on the transition from the bike leg to the run.

Wilde was running neck and neck with England's Alex Yee on the final lap but had to swerve off to the penalty area in the final straight to the line, taking second place, 13 seconds in arrears.

Fellow Kiwis Dylan McCullough (seventh) and Taylor Reid (eighth) also made it into the top 10.

Congratulations Hayden!

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