Greg Rutherford picks up Olympic long jump gold medal

Greg Rutherford picks up Olympic long jump gold medal

Greg Rutherford wins Olympics long jump gold for Great Britain

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain competes in the men's Long Jump Final

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain competes in the men's Long Jump Final

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain won Olympic gold in long jump in front of a capacity crowd in his home country on August 4th, 2012, which was dubbed Super Saturday.

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain won Olympic gold in long jump in front of a capacity crowd in his home country on August 4th, 2012, which was dubbed Super Saturday.

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain celebrates with the crowd.  Greg Rutherford (17/11/1986 - MILTON KEYNES (GBR)) of Great Britain celebrates with the crowd after winning gold in the Men's Long Jump Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain celebrates with the crowd. Greg Rutherford (17/11/1986 - MILTON KEYNES (GBR)) of Great Britain celebrates with the crowd after winning gold in the Men's Long Jump Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.

Mitchell Watt celebrates winning silver in the final of the men's long jump.  But in these Olympics, fate does not just meet Great Britain half-way, it home delivers. Red-headed Briton Greg Rutherford had already stuck what would survive as the gold medal winning jump. At 8.31, it was the shortest winning jump at the Olympics since Munich 1972. Watt twice leapt to better it, but could not. He knew it before Omega did.  So Greg Rutherford  won gold in the long jump.

Mitchell Watt celebrates winning silver in the final of the men's long jump. But in these Olympics, fate does not just meet Great Britain half-way, it home delivers. Red-headed Briton Greg Rutherford had already stuck what would survive as the gold medal winning jump. At 8.31, it was the shortest winning jump at the Olympics since Munich 1972. Watt twice leapt to better it, but could not. He knew it before Omega did. So Greg Rutherford won gold in the long jump.

Day 8 - Greg Rutherford of Great Britain flying towards gold. He won with a jump of 8.31m ahead of Australia's Mitchell Watt with 8.16m and USA's Will Claye with 8.12m - Men's Long Jump Photos - Olympic Athletics | London 2012 Olympics

Day 8 - Greg Rutherford of Great Britain flying towards gold. He won with a jump of 8.31m ahead of Australia's Mitchell Watt with 8.16m and USA's Will Claye with 8.12m - Men's Long Jump Photos - Olympic Athletics | London 2012 Olympics

Great Britain's Greg Rutherford during the Men's long jump final on the eighth day of the Rio Olympics

Great Britain's Greg Rutherford during the Men's long jump final on the eighth day of the Rio Olympics

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