Rutherford claims long jump gold
Greg Rutherford landed Great Britain's second athletics gold medal of the evening
Long jumper Greg Rutherford has added to Team GB's medal hall as he became the first British man to jump to gold for nearly 50 years.
The Milton Keynes born athlete delighted home crowds with a 8.31 metre jump to take gold in the Olympic Stadium.
His win in the long jump kept the feelgood mood going, coming just minutes after the stadium erupted with noise following Jessica Ennis's heptathlon gold.
The 25-year-old beamed for the cameras as he held the Union Flag aloft and hugged his trainers in the stand.
Other than Ennis, Rutherford was the only British athlete to lead world rankings in his event this year but had largely slipped under the radar.
Britain has not won gold in the men's long jump since Lynn Davies's win in 1964 and the long jump was regarded as one of the most open events in the track and field programme.
The joint UK record holder has had to overcome injury en route to his gold medal win, most recently a hamstring tear during last year's World Championships qualifying round in Daegu.
At the time he said he had never felt lower as injury halted the best form of his life.
GREAT PERFORMANCE, AT A GREAT EVENT, IN GREAT BRITAIN BY A MEMBER OF THE TEAM G. B.
YOUR PERSONAL EFFORT IS APPRECIATED BY THE BRITISH PUBLIC, WELL DONE MATE..
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