Greg Rutherford wins World Championships long jump gold

Britain’s Greg Rutherford once again proved his peerless championship credentials as he added world gold to his Olympic, European and Commonwealth titles.

Only four other Britons – Daley Thompson, Linford Christie, Sally Gunnell and Jonathan Edwards – have ever held all four titles at the same time, but Rutherford deserves that illustrious company after another display of superb jumping under pressure.

The 28-year-old celebrated first with a wild roar and later with tears as his fourth-round leap of 8.41m saw him finish well clear of Australian Fabrice Lapierre’s 8.24m and the 8.18m of China’s Jianan Wang.


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