Result: Greg Rutherford claims long jump gold

Result: Rutherford claims long jump gold
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Great Britain win their second athletics medal of the evening courtesy of Greg Rutherford in the men's long jump.

Great Britain's Greg Rutherford won gold in the men's long jump inside the Olympic Stadium this evening.

The 25-year-old, who has suffered with numerous injuries throughout his career, started the final slowly with a jump of 6.28m.

However, he got himself around the eight-metre mark with his next leap.

His winning distance eventually arrived on his fourth outing when he produced a jump of 8.31m.

That meant Australia's Mitchell Watt was forced to settle for silver, while America's Will Claye took the bronze medal.

Fellow Brit Chris Tomlinson finished in sixth with a best distance of 8.07m.

Rutherford's success came 20 minutes after his teammate Jessica Ennis had secured gold in the heptathlon.

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