Greg Rutherford picks up Olympic long jump gold medal

Greg Rutherford picks up Olympic long jump gold medal

Team GB's Greg Rutherford has collected his gold medal for the long jump, a day after he claimed victory in front of a jubilant Olympic Stadium crowd.

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

Greg Rutherford

Greg Rutherford wins Olympic long jump gold for Great Britain

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.

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain on his way to winning the gold medal in the men's Long Jump final.  .  /Photo/sport/General/01/32/64/471greg-rutherford-great-britain-his-way-winning-the-gold-medal1326447  Related tags  SPORT: AthleticsCountries: GBRAthletes: Greg Rutherford

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain on his way to winning the gold medal in the men's Long Jump final. . /Photo/sport/General/01/32/64/471greg-rutherford-great-britain-his-way-winning-the-gold-medal1326447 Related tags SPORT: AthleticsCountries: GBRAthletes: Greg Rutherford

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Gold medallist Greg Rutherford of Great Britain poses on the podium for Men's Long Jump on Day 9 at the Olympic Stadium

Gold medallist Greg Rutherford of Great Britain poses on the podium for Men's Long Jump on Day 9 at the 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.

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