TRIATHLON bronze medallist Hayden Wilde’s ex-girlfriend admitted ‘I regret breaking up with you’ after the race.
The New Zealand star, 23, stormed back from an early deficit during the swimming part of the race to take a place on the podium in Tokyo.
Hordes of his family and friends back home congregated at the pub to watch their man in action.
His comeback to earn third place behind Kristian Blummenfelt and Alex Yee sparked wild celebrations.
And while interviewing his loved ones, 1 News got more than they bargained for.
An unnamed woman laughed into the camera, saying: “I regret breaking up with you!”
She then added: “I’m so proud of Hayden, 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.”
Unfortunately for her, it is Wilde’s current girlfriend that was on his mind after the race.
He said: “I think I’ll just be calling my girlfriend, who’s actually in Spain at the moment.
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“She was up in the early hours of the morning watching the race.”
The medal was the Kiwis’ first of the Tokyo Games.
Hannah Osborne and Brooke Donoghue have since managed to grab a second, securing silver in rowing’s women’s double sculls this morning.
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