The Olympic triathlon in Tokyo got a rare restart on Monday.

A third of the participants could not enter the water because a camera boat was in the way.

The majority of the 65 participants were able to start the race unhindered.

While the hindered athletes remained on the starting pontoon, the organization had some difficulty getting the remaining men back to the start.

Because many athletes just kept swimming while an alarm sounded that indicated a false start.

Some of the organization's boats and jet skis were able to close in and stop the swimmers after 200 meters, before returning slowly to the starting line.

They were given ten minutes to recover from their effort, after which the match got off to a proper start with some delay.

Kristian Blummenfelt finished thirteenth in Rio de Janeiro, but took gold five years later in Tokyo.

Kristian Blummenfelt finished thirteenth in Rio de Janeiro, but took gold five years later in Tokyo.

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Blummenfelt gives Norway first gold

After 1,500 meters of swimming, 40 kilometers of cycling and 10 kilometers of running, the Kristian Blummenfelt crossed the finish line in 1.45.04.

With that he gave Norway the first medal in Tokyo.

British favorite Alex Yee had to settle for silver and the bronze went to Hayden Wilde from New Zealand. No Dutch triathletes took part.