Who is Hayden Wilde's ex-girlfriend? Ex-flame 'regrets' breakup after triathlete wins bronze
Hayden Wilde's ex-girlfriend made a bittersweet confession after the New Zealand triathlete's bronze victory at the Tokyo Olympics
When New Zealand triathlete Hayden Wilde earned the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, July 25, his ex-girlfriend made a bittersweet confession. “I regret breaking up with you,” the unnamed woman gushed to 1 News when asked about Wilde’s victory.
With Wilde's victory, a New Zealand triathlete had reached the Olympic podium for the first time since Bevan Doherty's bronze medal in the Beijing Olympics. His coach Craig Kirkwood, who watched the race on television in Tauranga, said it was one of his best swimming performances.
Japan went ahead with this year's Olympics, even as games-related Covid-19 cases continue to rise, leading to several athletes pulling out of the event. With Tokyo facing a triple health threat, the Summer Games were very close to being canceled last minute.
Who is Hayden Wilde's ex-girlfriend?
Hayden Wilde's ex-girlfriend who made the emotional comments to 1 News on Sunday has not been identified by name. However, she revealed that the two had a history in the long past when they were still in school, News.com.au reported on Tuesday, July 27. “I went to primary school with him and he’s grown so much; and yeah, real proud," she said to the news outlet.
On the third day of the Tokyo Olympics, the 23-year-old took bronze in the men's triathlon, prompting his former flame to ponder on her past could-be. The woman made the surprising confession during a TV appearance while gathered with Wilde's relatives and friends in his hometown of Whakatane.
“I regret breaking up with you,” she jokingly told the channel. But she was not bitter about it. Despite their failed relationship, the woman said she was overjoyed by Wilde's Olympic achievement. “I’m so proud of Hayden, all the work he’s obviously done to get there is amazing,” she said.
The unnamed former flame was, however, not on Wilde's mind that day. After his victory, the triathlete said he planned to video call his current girlfriend as soon as he possibly could.“ I think I’ll just be calling my girlfriend, who’s actually in Spain at the moment,” he said to the website. “She was up in the early hours of the morning watching the race.”
Despite finishing 37th after the first swim, Wilde ran and biked his way to a medal with a timing of 1:45:24. Gold medalist Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway and silver medalist Alex Yee of the United Kingdom narrowly defeated him.