THE Brownlee brothers' double medal win in the triathlon has helped boost Yorkshire's Olympic credentials.
White rose athletes have been hailed as "brilliant" after proud Yorkshire folk pointed out their performances meant the county would rank ahead of countries including Japan and Australia in the medal
Today Alistair Brownlee's gold medal-winning performance in the triathlon, combined with his younger brother Jonny's bronze in the same race, helped take the UK's largest county to tenth in the medal rankings.
Competitors from the county have now won five golds, two silvers and three bronzes.
They represent almost 25% of Team GB's total gold haul.
As countries on the medal table are ranked first by golds won, an independent Yorkshire this afternoon stood ahead of the Netherlands and narrowly behind Germany.
There were jubilant scenes in the brothers' home city of Leeds as spectators gathered to watch the triathletes dominate the field.
Earlier this week cricket umpire Dickie Bird said the realisation his beloved Yorkshire would be beating entire nations was "absolutely brilliant".