#Olympics2016 Schoeman bags bronze in triathlon

Henri Schoeman sprung a surprise to finish behind Britain's Brownlee brothers.

FILE: Henri Schoeman competing in national colours. Picture: @H_Schoeman

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's Henri Schoeman has sprung a surprise to win bronze in the triathlon at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Schoeman finished behind British brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee on Thursday.

He finished in a time of 1 hour 45 minutes 43 seconds.

Schoeman's bronze brings Team South Africa's medal haul to eight.

Alistair Brownlee crossed the line first in a time of 1:45.01 to win gold.

He was closely followed home by brother Jonny who completed the race in 1:45.07.

Schoeman's compatriot, Richard Murray, finished fourth.

Murray was ecstatic with his final placing, despite not winning a medal.

"I think I'm the first winner [not the first loser] because three months ago people said I wouldn't be here; fourth place is better than not racing in the Olympic Games."

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