Olympics: Rutherford wins long jump gold
Posted on: 09:35 AM IST Aug 05, 2012
London: Greg Rutherford rode the atmosphere of a vocal, capacity crowd to win the long jump on Saturday and deliver Britain its second Olympic track and field gold medal in a matter of minutes.
Rutherford collected his first medal in a major international meet with a best leap of 8.31 meters.
Mitchell Watt of Australia took silver in 8.16 and Will Claye of the United States secured bronze with a mark of 8.12.
Jessica Ennis won the heptathlon for Britain about 20 minutes before the men's long jump finished.