OLYMPICS: County’s stamp of Games glory

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SHEFFIELD hockey player Alastair Wilson joked that there’s no red post boxes left in Yorkshire to paint gold after the county continued it’s medal surge yesterday.

Leeds brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee claimed gold and bronze medals respectively in the triathlon to put the Yorkshire medal tally at five golds, two silvers and three bronze.

Wilson and fellow South Yorkshireman Barry Middleton from Doncaster last night gave themselves chance of a medal after a 1-1 draw with Spain put Great Britain through to a semi-final with the Netherlands tomorrow.

The ex-Sheffield Hockey Club player said: “We are having a joke in the village that there are no red boxes left in Yorkshire to paint! I hope we can carry it on. All the team is feeding off everyone else’s success.”

Yorkshire would be ahead of Australia in the medal table if it was a country.

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