Greg Rutherford: "What a night for British athletics"

Rutherford:
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Greg Rutherford hails the performance of Great Britain tonight in the Olympic Stadium as "incredible".

Greg Rutherford has hailed the performance of Team GB inside the Olympic Stadium tonight as "incredible".

The 25-year-old won gold in the men's long jump to match the successes of his track-based teammates Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah.

"It is the most amazing feeling in the world," he told BBC Sport. "I knew I was in great shape. I've got a pretty good life, I'm not going to lie!

"I thought I was going to jump further than but I'm Olympic champion so who cares?

"What a night for British athletics. It's incredible."

Tonight's triumphs have seen Great Britain tighten their grip on third place in the medals table.

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