Alex Yee, has been named as the first-ever recipient of the Mayor of Lewisham’s Recognition Award.

The Gold and Silver medallist who was born and raised in Lewisham took part in his first Olympic game this summer.

He won Gold in the Mixed Relay Triathlon and Silver in the Men’s Individual Triathlon.

The Mayor of Lewisham’s Recognition Award is a new award that is given to individuals from Lewisham, who have done the borough exceptionally proud and inspired others to aim high.

The Mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan, presented Alex with the award at a meeting of Full Council last week, in recognition of his outstanding sporting achievements.

During his youth, Alex attended Stillness Junior School in Brockley.

Alex Yee said: “I’m extremely proud to be from Lewisham and to be a Brockley boy.

“Lewisham is a young borough and home to lots of talented young people, I hope that my achievements have inspired other Lewisham residents of all ages.”

This Is Local London:

The Olympian began his triathlon career with Crystal Palace Triathletes, where he took part in running competitions at the Ladywell Arena.

He was shortly awarded bursaries from Lewisham Council to support him with travel expenses for races.

In 2013, Alex represented Lewisham at the London Youth Games where he came first in the mini-London marathon at the age of 15.

Earlier this year, Alex was honoured a special mural near Brockley station, designed by local artist Lionel Stanhope.

Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham, said: “Alex Yee is an inspiration to Lewisham, and I hope his journey from Lewisham to the Olympic Games will inspire other young athletes across the borough.

This Is Local London:

“From training at Ladywell Arena to crossing the finish line at the Tokyo 2022 Olympics, he has grown and achieved so much as such a young age.

“On behalf of Lewisham I want to congratulate Alex on his amazing achievements.

“I am delighted that we are able to recognise him with this award and can’t wait to see what he does next.”