Greg Rutherford wins the Long Jump gold at the IAAF World Championships
Great Britain’s Greg Rutherford clinched the long jump gold at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing on Tuesday. The 28-year-old put forth an effort of 8.41m and in the process became only the fifth athlete after Sally Gunnell, Daley Thompson, Linford Christie and Jonathan Christie to hold all 4 major titles at one time, BBC reports.
Rutherford’s second jump of his career was 17 cm better than the second-placed Fabrice Lapierre of Australia, who won the silver while China’s Jianan Wang won the bronze with an effort of 8.18m.
The only man to have gone past Rutherford’ mark of 8.4m this is USA’s Jeff Henderson, by the American was eliminated after three rounds as he completed just one legitimate jump.
That in the end proved to be of huge help for the Brit and he clinched the long jump gold, which was his maiden one at a World Championships.