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Greg Rutherford wins Olympics long jump gold for Great Britain

Greg Rutherford wins Olympics long jump gold for Great Britain

Greg Rutherford becomes the first British man to claim long jump gold since Lynn Davies in

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in the Men's Long Jump Final

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

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

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

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain on his way to winning the gold medal.  (4-8-2012)

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain on his way to winning the gold medal. (4-8-2012)

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Greg Rutherford wins Olympic long jump gold for Great Britain

Jeff Henderson out-jumps Greg Rutherford:   Great Britain's Greg Rutherford (R) failed to defend his Olympic gold and had to settle for a bronze after USA's Jeff Henderson took home the men's long jump title. Rutherford is the reigning world, European and Commonwealth champion and was a favorite to win this event.

Jeff Henderson out-jumps Greg Rutherford: Great Britain's Greg Rutherford (R) failed to defend his Olympic gold and had to settle for a bronze after USA's Jeff Henderson took home the men's long jump title. Rutherford is the reigning world, European and Commonwealth champion and was a favorite to win this event.

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain celebrates with the crowd. #Olympics Olympics

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain celebrates with the crowd. #Olympics Olympics

Team USA added another bronze to the medal count, with Phoenix native Will Claye taking third in the men's long jump event. Greg Rutherford of Great Britain took gold with a jump of 8.31 meters, Mitchell Watt of Australia came in second with a jump of 8.16 meters, and Claye was close behind in third with 8.12 meters.

Team USA added another bronze to the medal count, with Phoenix native Will Claye taking third in the men's long jump event. Greg Rutherford of Great Britain took gold with a jump of 8.31 meters, Mitchell Watt of Australia came in second with a jump of 8.16 meters, and Claye was close behind in third with 8.12 meters.

Jeff Henderson (C) of the United States, poses with the gold medal, Luvo Manyonga (L) of South Africa, silver medal, and Greg Rutherford of Great Britain, bronze medal, for Men's Long Jump on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Jeff Henderson (C) of the United States, poses with the gold medal, Luvo Manyonga (L) of South Africa, silver medal, and Greg Rutherford of Great Britain, bronze medal, for Men's Long Jump on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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