BROTHERS Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee clinched a brilliant one-two for Great Britain in this afternoon's Olympic Games triathlon in Rio de Janeiro.

Alistair became the first person to retain his Olympic triathlon title when he took gold in 1hr 45min 01sec at Copacabana Beach.

Fellow Bingley Harrier Jonathan, who was third in London four years ago, won silver this time just six seconds behind but it was not as close as that really as Alistair walked across the line with his hands in the air with the union jack draped around his shoulders.

Third was South African Henri Schoeman, who was 42 seconds behind the winner.

After crossing the finishing line, the Brownlee brothers, who live in Bramhope and attended Bradford Grammar School, embraced while on the floor.

It was Great Britain's 20th gold medal of the Games.

East Bradford Cycling Club member Gordon Benson, from Halifax, was in the second group on the bike leg just over a minute adrift but was involved in a three-man crash, damaging his rear wheel.