With the ITU World Championship finals now well underway in London, Georgia Taylor-Brown has become Britain's first elite to win a triathlon medal, coming second in the junior women's race this morning with a time of 57:31mins.
On a rainy, windswept day that promises hard work for the other competitors today, the USA's Tamara Gorman led out of the water and posted the fastest run of the day to secure gold with 57:08mins, with Laura Lindemann (GER) coming third in 57:34mins.
It was Taylor-Brown however who provided the most thrills, putting in a final burst of speed in the second lap of her run to move from sixth place to second with a sprint in the final 800 metres to overtake Lindemann.
"I got out of transition pretty much last. I couldn't get in my shoes I was so cold," Taylor-Brown admitted, as the water in the Serpentine hovered around 16.4 degrees.
"From there I got relaxed and got into the run. I think I relaxed a bit too much and left it to the last 800 and had to sprint from there. It's great to be able to race on the Olympic course."