Olympic Games gold medalist: Greg Rutherford of Great Britain.

Olympic Games gold medalist: Greg Rutherford of Great Britain.

#RIO2016 Greg Rutherford of Great Britain ahead of the Men's Long Jump Qualifying Round on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on...

#RIO2016 Greg Rutherford of Great Britain ahead of the Men's Long Jump Qualifying Round on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on...

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It took less than 60 minutes for three athletes to undo 104 years of Olympic track and field frustration for Great Britain as Jessica Ennis, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah won gold medals in succession.

It took less than 60 minutes for three athletes to undo 104 years of Olympic track and field frustration for Great Britain as Jessica Ennis, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah won gold medals in succession.

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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.

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Greg Rutherford of Great Britain poses with the poses with the bronze medal for…

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain poses with the poses with the bronze medal for…

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Mitchell Watt celebrates winning silver in the final of the men's long jump.  But in these Olympics, fate does not just meet Great Britain half-way, it home delivers. Red-headed Briton Greg Rutherford had already stuck what would survive as the gold medal winning jump. At 8.31, it was the shortest winning jump at the Olympics since Munich 1972. Watt twice leapt to better it, but could not. He knew it before Omega did.  So Greg Rutherford  won gold in the long jump.

Mitchell Watt celebrates winning silver in the final of the men's long jump. But in these Olympics, fate does not just meet Great Britain half-way, it home delivers. Red-headed Briton Greg Rutherford had already stuck what would survive as the gold medal winning jump. At 8.31, it was the shortest winning jump at the Olympics since Munich 1972. Watt twice leapt to better it, but could not. He knew it before Omega did. So Greg Rutherford won gold in the long jump.

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