‘I regret breaking up with you’: Ex-girlfriend sends a VERY awkward message to her old flame after he wins Olympic bronze in the triathlon

  • The ex-girlfriend of New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde was interviewed after his event
  • The brunette Kiwi said she was proud of him and regretted breaking up with him 
  • She revealed they had gone to primary school together and he’d ‘grown so much’
  • Wilde took bronze in the men’s individual triathlon event yesterday  

An Olympic competitor’s ex-girlfriend confessed she made a mistake in breaking up with him in a light-hearted television interview in New Zealand.

Kiwi triathlete Hayden Wilde took bronze in the men’s individual triathlon event in Tokyo yesterday, notching New Zealand’s first medal at this Games.

While interviewing fans in Wilde’s home town of Whakatāne in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty region, Kiwi broadcaster 1News came across a woman who was an old flame of the new bronze medallist.

‘I regret breaking up with you!’ she responded when asked what message she would send to Wilde.

‘I regret breaking up with you!’ an ex-girlfriend of New Zealand bronze medallist Hayden Wilde told Kiwi news channel 1News after the event

Wilde’s bronze medal in the men’s individual triathlon was New Zealand’s first medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games

The unidentified woman and her friends then burst into laughter. 

She then waved away the awkward comment, and said she was just ‘so proud’ of Wilde. 

‘Just all the work he’s obviously done to get there is amazing. 

‘I went to primary school with him and he’s grown so much and I’m real proud.’

Asked on New Zealand TV what he would be doing after his medal-winning performance, 23-year-old Wilde revealed he would be speaking with his current girlfriend.

‘I think I’ll just be calling my girlfriend who’s actually in Spain at the moment,’ he said. 

‘She was up in the early hours of the morning watching the race.’

Hayden Wilde (centre) as he approached the finish of the men’s triathlon with eventual winner Kristian Blummenfelt behind him (right) and silver medallist Alex Yee from Great Britain (right)  

New Zealander Wilde (right) helps Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt (centre), the men’s individual triathlon gold medallist, after he’d collapsed in exhaustion at the finish line

Wilde was seen in pictures around the world at the end of the men’s triathlon, when he helped gold medallist, Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt, to his feet after he’d collapsed in exhaustion at the finish line.

Blummenfelt had made headlines in the event not only for his momentous victory, but for the see-through white suit he wore in the final leg of the event. 

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